Pharmaceutical Industry Analysis: Market Research, Survey, Growth & Reports

Indian Pharma Sector

India is among the top six global pharmaceutical producers in the world. Indian vaccines are exported to 150 countries. India produces 40-70 per cent of the WHO demand for DPT & BCG and 90 per cent of measles vaccine. Approximately 70 per cent of the patients in developing countries receive Indian medicines through NGOs like The Clinton Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, the UNCTAD etc.

India's pharmaceutical exports stood at US$ 16.4 billion in 2016-17 and are expected to grow by 30 per cent over the next three years to reach US$ 20 billion by 2020. Presently there are 10,500 manufacturing units and over 3,000 pharma companies in India, growing at an exceptional rate. India has about 1,400 WHO GMP approved manufacturing units. India has been accredited with approximately 1,105 CEPs, more than 950 TGA approvals and 584 sites approved by the USFDA. Globally more than 90 per cent of formulations approvals for Anti-retroviral (ARVs), Anti-tubercular & Anti-malarial (WHO pre-qualified) have been granted to India.Manufacturing costs in India are approximately 35-40 per cent of those in the US due to low installation and manufacturing costs. India ranks amongst the top global generic formulation exporters in volume terms.

Pharmaceutical exports registered a year-on-year growth of 11.44 per cent to reach US$ 12.91 billion in FY16, as per data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The country's pharmaceutical industry accounts for about 1.4 per cent of the global pharmaceutical industry in value terms and 10 per cent in volume terms.

The Government of India has announced a host of measures to create a facilitating environment for the Indian pharmaceutical industry. The policies of the Government of India are aimed at building more hospitals, boosting local access to healthcare, improving the quality of pharmaceuticals and improving the quality of medical training. The Government of India is committed to setting up robust healthcare and delivery mechanisms. India is well placed to become one of the major drivers in providing healthcare to all while controlling the ever-increasing healthcare spend of both developed and developing nations.