Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1841 | Jun 2016

Bitter pill: The patent cliff and low-cost overseas manufacturers have hurt industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Major global pharmaceutical groups dominate the Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry, although only a few manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients in Australia. Increasingly, firms have been limiting their local activities to the later stages of the manufacturing process, such as dispensing, packaging and fill-finish. Many global manufacturers have also been restricting their Australian activities to distribution.

Domestic industry players have had to contend with the effects of the patent cliff, which has been part of a global trend. Losing exclusive manufacturing rights to some of their most profitable drugs has driven industry participants to adopt new business models to survive... purchase to read more

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Industry operators produce pharmaceutical products for human use. These include prescription pharmaceuticals (patented and generic) that may or may not be listed on the PBS, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and complementary medicines including vitamins and dietary supplements. Prescription pharmaceuticals include products that can only be obtained in hospitals or with a medical practitioner's prescription. 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 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. Industry activities include manufacturing active pharmaceutical ingredients and synthesising chemical ingredients, as well as late-stage packaging and fill-finish activities.

Industry Products
Benefit-paid pharmaceuticalsAll other medicationsVitamins and dietary supplementsOTC medicinesOther complementary medicines
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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