Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Price pressures: Patent expiries and PBS reforms have contributed to falling revenue

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 activity to the later stages of the manufacturing process, including dispensing, packaging and the fill-and-finish stage. A large number of players also restrict their Australian activities to purely distribution.

As with those in the global pharmaceutical industry, domestic players are currently contending with the fallout of the patent cliff. Since 2011, some of the world's highest selling drugs have lost patent protection... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators produce pharmaceutical products for human use. These can be split into two main product segments: prescription pharmaceuticals (patented and generic) and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals.

Prescription pharmaceuticals are by far the largest product segment and include products that can only be obtained with a medical practitioner's prescription, or in hospitals. These pharmaceuticals include branded products, which are the first commercially available version of the drug and usually subject to patent; and generic products, which are chemically equivalent to a branded, out-of-patent product and may be sold under a trade name or chemical name... 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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