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
Demand for the products and services of the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare sector has been growing strongly in Thailand over the past few years. Thailand has one of the most rapidly aging societies in Asia. The country’s rising affluence has ...View more details
Thailand is the second-largest pharmaceutical market in South East Asia, with sales of THB 152.9bn in 2015. The pharmaceutical industry specialises in generic drug production and this is the largest segment on the market. Spending on health is ...View more details