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.
Thailand’s pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector has strong growth potential. Thailand is one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world. As the population ages, Thailand is facing an increase in the incidence of non-communicable diseases ...View more details
The growth of China’s healthcare sector continued in the last quarter of 2019, largely stimulated by the online healthcare segment expansion. The growth was attributed to increasing demand for quality healthcare, driven by the country’s ...View more details
Peru is a comparatively small pharmaceutical market in Latin America (ranking eighth in terms of sales volume in 2018), with a relatively young and growing population. However, public health spending is growing at a rapid pace, particularly in ...View more details
India’s pharmaceutical and healthcare sector holds considerable growth potential. The pharmaceuticals subsector, in particular, is especially strong. India is a leader in the global market for generic drugs. The country’s exported ...View more details
Colombia was the fourth-largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America in terms of sales volume in 2018, with a large and growing population, a universal but underfunded social security health insurance system, and a small but rapidly developing ...View more details
Indonesia has one of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors in the ASEAN region, in large part due to the government’s active role in encouraging development. Still, Indonesia’s healthcare services provision is ...View more details
In the past two decades, Latin America has embraced a universal health strategy, based on the principles of equity, solidarity and collective action. This strategy required steadily growing public expenditure on health in order to guarantee universal ...View more details
Due to a growing and ageing population, and an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases, Brazil became the seventh largest pharmaceutical market in the world in 2018. During the year, retail drug sales, based on pharmacy purchase price (PPP) ...View more details
Mexico is the second largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America, behind only Brazil, with retail drug sales of USD 10.2bn in 2018. The country also features a growing and ageing population, multiple but underfunded state-run health insurance ...View more details
In Q3 2019 China’s healthcare sector continued to expand, stimulated by further structural reforms. The period saw increased government spending on healthcare, with expenditure on health and family planning growing by 12.1% y/y to RMB 369.3bn. ...View more details