Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

On the mend: Industry revenue is expected to improve slightly as players streamline operations

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 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 the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Australia. An increasing number of firms are limiting their local activities to the later stages of the manufacturing process, including dispensing, packaging and the fill-and-finish stage. A large number of global manufacturers also restrict their Australian activities to distribution.

As with operators in the global pharmaceutical industry, domestic players are currently contending with the effects 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 Investment Chapter

Historically, the Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry has displayed a medium level of capital intensity, reflecting the level of capital required for manufacturing facilities to make high-cost, high-technology pharmaceutical products. However, this has changed with capital intensity currently at a low level. Capital investment has slowed, with fewer players updating manufacturing capacity or equipment. Moreover, trends favouring the move away from manufacturing activities to more basic packaging activities are being reflected in lower capital investment levels in the industry.

In contrast, wages are rising as a proportion of revenue despite reductions in employment numbers. This is occurring as revenue declines at a faster rate than wages... 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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