The Pharma & Healthcare industry is of vital importance for human and economic development, providing a wide range of goods and services relevant to the promotion of health at all stages in the healthcare process – from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative care. It is one of the fastest-growing industries, supported by profound demographic changes, the rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, and surging per capita health spending in both developed and emerging markets. The industry is also one of the major innovators, with increasing expenditures on development of new molecules, biotechnology and adoption of new technologies that provide advanced healthcare and ensure the longevity of the population.
The Pharma & Healthcare industry comprises the manufacture of pharmaceuticals for human and veterinary use, medical equipment and related supplies. It also includes providers of ambulatory health services, medical and diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.
With 1.4bn population each as of 2017, India and China are the most numerous countries out of the six forming the focus of this report. However, the two countries differ widely in terms of per capita GDP, with that of China being more than twice that ...View more details
India’s is the world’s 10th-largest pharmaceutical market in US dollar terms - with sales of over USD 25bn in 2017 - and the largest generic drug manufacturer and exporter globally. Strong domestic demand and robust exports have ...View more details
India’s 1.3-bn population has given rise to a sizeable healthcare sector and one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in Asia. Both the healthcare and drug markets are plagued by uneven geographical spread, low levels of public expenditure and ...View more details