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

The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry has gradually deteriorated over the past five years as a rapidly changing operating environment has taken its toll on the industry. The key features characterising the industry are intensifying competition from generic products, the demise of the blockbuster era and the passing patent cliff. These factors come at a time when product pipelines are thinning, R&D productivity is declining and costs are escalating. Despite the industry spending double on R&D compared with a decade ago, it is producing less than half the drugs. These variables have stimulated dramatic change in the industry.

A number of other factors are restraining industry growth... 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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