Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Side effects: Industry revenue falls as the era of the blockbuster drug nears its end

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 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.

As with the global pharmaceutical industry, the local industry is currently contending with the fallout associated with the patent cliff. Between 2011 and 2015, some of the world's highest selling drugs have already lost or are due to lose patent protection... purchase to read more

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The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a process of rationalisation as growth rates drop off compared with the strong growth achieved in the 1990s. During the 1990s, industry revenue grew at an annualised 9.4% while its contribution to the Australian economy gradually increased. However this scenario has since been replaced by one of falling growth rates and marked rationalisation as the industry has been forced to contend with dramatic changes in its operating environment, on both a local and global scale.

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The Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry is currently in the mature phase of its life cycle, as evidenced by slowing revenue growth and declining profitability... 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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