Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Adverse reaction: Industry revenue falls as the era of the blockbuster drug ends

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.

Like the global pharmaceutical industry, the domestic industry is currently contending with the fallout of the patent cliff. Since 2011, 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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Substantial barriers to entry to the industry exist, not least of which is the fact that the industry is becoming increasingly globalised, with the dominant major players operating on a large global scale.

The high and rising costs of R&D, combined with declining R&D productivity pose another substantial obstacle. In Australia, the pharmaceutical industry is one of the country's most innovative manufacturing industries. High levels of capital expenditure are also required at the onset to establish a manufacturing plant geared to producing high-cost, high-technology drugs.

Government policies can be significant barriers to entry... 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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