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Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C21.200 | Aug 2016

Bad medicine: Patent expirations and import competition are anticipated to limit growth

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
AstraZeneca UK Ltd AstraZeneca UK Ltd market share
Glaxo Operations UK Ltd Glaxo Operations UK Ltd market share
Novartis UK Ltd Novartis UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry is expected to grow in the coming years, supported by rising domestic demand
  • Product portfolios are changing as players shift their focus away from mature and traditional markets
  • One of the defining features of the industry is the trend of products coming to the end of their patents
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the industry make various medicines, vaccines, biotech pharmaceuticals and botanical products for pharmaceutical use. The United Kingdom is one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world, so the industry commands an important position in both the global pharmaceutical market and the UK economy. In fact, the pharmaceutical sector as a whole is the third-largest contributor to UK economic growth. The industry is particularly important in terms of its research and development contribution. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from export sales. However, imports satisfy the lion's share of domestic demand. Nevertheless, both imports and exports are highly inflated due to re-exports.

Over the past five years, the industry has weathered weak conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration measures the extent to which the largest players dominate an industry. Industry concentration has increased over the past five years as the escalating costs of research and development, shorter patents, and the need for global marketing power have driven major players to merge. Despite this, the industry has a low level of concentration, since the top four players are estimated to contribute just 18.2% of total industry revenue in 2016-17.

The industry is highly fragmented and characterised by global major players operating alongside small biotech players and small-scale manufacturers of botanical and homeopathic products. The degree of concentration is lowest in the generic and OTC segments because there are more small players operating in these segments.

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Additional Insights for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having technology-sharing arrangements with other major players
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Superior financial management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Real effective exchange rate in the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes companies that manufacture medications, chemical contraceptive products, medical diagnostic preparations, radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substances and biotech pharmaceuticals. It also includes those that manufacture medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressings, and that prepare botanical products for pharmaceutical use.

    Industry Products
    Adhesives and bandagesAntisera and other blood fractionsAnimal health productsVaccines and antibioticsBiotechnology drugsTherapeutic or prophylactic medicationOther medicamentsChemical contraceptive preparations
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing antisera and other blood fractions, vaccines and diverse medicationsManufacturing chemical contraceptive products for external use and hormonal contraceptive medicationManufacturing medical diagnostic preparations, including pregnancy testsManufacturing radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substancesBiotech pharmaceuticalManufacturing medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressingsPreparing botanical products for pharmaceutical use

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Total health expenditure
  • MSCI World Index
  • Current Performance
  • Export sales
  • Regulations rise
  • Profitability declines
  • Structural changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Reductions in manufacturing capacity
  • Patent expirations
  • Margins constrained
  • Table: Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Wholesaling
  • Dispensing Chemists
  • Hospitals
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Research and Experimental Development on Biotechnology
  • Products & Services
  • Therapeutic or prophylactic medication
  • Vaccines and antibiotics
  • Biotechnology drugs
  • Other medicaments
  • Animal health products
  • Adhesives and bandages
  • Chemical contraceptive preparations
  • Antisera and other blood fractions
  • Chart: Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Glaxo Operations UK Ltd
    AstraZeneca UK Ltd
    Novartis UK Ltd
  • Table: Glaxo Operations UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: AstraZeneca UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Novartis UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Blockbuster Drugs
  • Products that generate annual sales in excess of US$1 billion.
  • Generic Drugs
  • Drugs that are produced and distributed without patent protection.
  • Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (Pprs)
  • The PPRS is a mechanism used by the Department of Health to control the prices of branded prescription medicines supplied to the NHS.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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