Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1841 | Jul 2014

Bitter pill: Industry players must adapt as more drugs lose patent protection

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 an important component of the pharmaceutical sector. The major global pharmaceutical groups dominate the local industry, although only a small number are engaged in actives manufacturing (i.e. 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 distribution.

As with the global pharmaceutical industry, the local industry is currently contending with the fallout effects associated with the patent cliff... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry has a medium level of capital intensity, reflecting the level of capital tied up in manufacturing facilities capable of producing, high-cost, high-technology drugs. In 2014-15, for every dollar that the overall industry spends on capital, $7.80 is spent on wages. Capital labour intensity ratios vary between product segments, with the patented prescription product segment having a considerably higher ratio than the generic and over-the-counter (OTC) product segments.

Falling levels of capital investment growth have recently characterised the industry, with fewer players investing in updating manufacturing capacity or equipment... 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 (chemicals) and natural sources. Other products include chemical or diagnostic testing agents, blood serums and biotech products. Industry products are distributed directly by the manufacturer or via wholesalers to hospitals and community pharmacies.

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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