Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1841 | Mar 2015

Adverse reaction: Industry revenue falls as the era of the blockbuster drug ends

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry is dominated by major global pharmaceutical groups, although only a small number are engaged in local manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients. An increasing number of firms are limiting their Australian involvement to the later stages of the manufacturing process, such as dispensing, packaging and the fill-and-finish stage. A large number of players also restrict their Australian activities to purely distribution.

Like the global pharmaceutical industry, the domestic industry is currently contending with the fallout of the patent cliff. Since 2011, some of the world's highest selling drugs have already lost or are due to lose patent protection... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration measures the extent to which a few players dominate an industry. Over the past two decades there has been a marked increase in the level of concentration in the global pharmaceutical industry, as major players have continued to merge, driven by the escalating costs of research and development, shorter exclusivity times and the need for global marketing power. The number of major players is expected to continue its downward trend in the immediate to medium-term future, especially as they continue to lose market share in the new post-blockbuster era. In contrast, smaller specialty and biotech pharmaceutical players are expected to gain ground, boosted by the emergence of new biotech-based blockbuster drugs... purchase to read more


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What is the Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Industry?

The industry comprises companies that manufacture various medicinal and pharmaceutical products for human use from both synthetic (chemical) and natural sources. Other products include chemical or diagnostic testing agents, blood serums and biotech products. Manufacturing activities include the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and synthesis of chemical ingredients, through to late-stage packaging and fill-finish activities.

Industry Products
Patented prescription pharmaceuticalsOTC and complementary medicinesGeneric prescription pharmaceuticals
Industry Activities
Antibacterial, antibiotic and antitoxinVaccineVitamin productHerbal drugAmpoule, medicinal capsule, medicinal ointment and vialBiotechnological pharmaceutical and medicinal productsSerum and blood serumDiagnostic substance

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