Generic Drugs: The Global Market

Published - Sep 2011| Analyst - Paul Evers| Code - PHM009F
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The global generics market is estimated at about $225 billion in 2011. By 2016, it is expected that the value of the total global generics sector will have risen to $358 billion, representing more than 18% of all pharmaceuticals, a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% between 2011 and 2016.


This report discusses the implications of all the above-mentioned trends, in the context of the current size and growth of the generics market, both in global terms and analyzed by the most important national markets.  The nature and structure of the generics industry is discussed, with profiles of the leading 20+ generics companies, and an update on M&A activity.  Five-year sales forecasts are provided for the national markets and the major therapeutic categories of products involved.

The report presents overall market size estimates and analysis for the overall global market, as well as more detailed market coverage of the three major segments of the global market: the American market, the European market, and the Asian market.  The American market coverage focuses on the largest markets of North and Latin America (the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Mexico); European market coverage focuses on the markets in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as an analysis of the Russian market; and Asia market coverage focuses on the three major markets of Japan, China, and India.


Paul Evers has been involved in analyzing pharmaceutical and medical markets for 20 years.  He is the author of two previous reports on the generics marketplace as well as analyses of major therapeutic categories and the pharmaceutical regulatory environment.

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Published - Jul-2009| Analyst - Paul Evers| Code - PHM009E

Report Highlights

  • The global market for generic drugs was worth $81 billion in 2008, a figure that is expected to reach $84 billion in 2009. In 2014, the market is expected to amount to $168.7 billion, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% in the 5-year period.
  • Sales of U.S. generic drugs currently dominate the market, estimated at $33 billion in 2009 and projected to increase at a CAGR of 10.4% to $54 billion in 2014.
  • Japan’s generic drugs market is expected to have the highest rate of growth among major markets at 12.2%, increasing from $5.4 billion in 2009 to $9.6 billion in 2014.
Published - Aug-2002| Analyst - Lynn Gray| Code - PHM009D

Report Highlights

  • The U.S. prescription generic drug market is projected to grow from an estimated $11.1 billion in 2001 to more than $19 billion in 2006, representing an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 11.4%.
  • Major growth in the market is projected to derive from the respiratory, central nervous system, gastrointestinal and anticancer therapeutic categories.
  • Cardiovascular drugs alone represent nearly 21% of the generic prescription drug market.
  • Anti-infectives (14.4%) and antiarthritics/analgesics (14.0%) are the next largest generic drug categories.


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