Pharmaceutical Exports from India

Last Updated: December, 2018

Introduction

The Indian pharmaceuticals market is the third-largest in terms of volume and thirteenth-largest in terms of value. It has established itself as a global manufacturing and research hub. A large raw material base and the availability of a skilled workforce give the industry a definite competitive advantage. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4 per cent to touch US$ 55 billion by 2020.

The Indian Pharmaceutical market is dominated by generic drugs which constitutes nearly 70 per cent of the market, whereas Over the Counter (OTC) medicines and patented drugs make up to 21 per cent and 9 per cent respectively.

EXPORTS AND ADVANTAGE INDIA

  • Pharmaceutical export from India stood at US$ 17.27 billion in 2017-18, and is expected to grow by 30 per cent to reach US$ 20 billion by the year 2020.
  • Exports of pharmaceutical* products together stood at US$ 10.80 billion during April-October 2018.
  • During April-October 2018, top importers of India’s pharmaceutical* products were USA ( US$ 3.21 billion), UK (US$ 383.30 million), South Africa (US$ 367.35 million), Russia (US$ 283.33 million) and Nigeria (US$ 255.89 million).
  • India is expected to rank amongst the top three pharmaceutical markets in terms of incremental growth by 2020.
  • India is the largest supplier of generic medicines globally (20 to 22 per cent of global export volume)
  • India has one of the lowest manufacturing costs in the world. It is lower than that of USA and almost half of Europe.

PHARMACEUTICAL EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL) was established in 2004 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, to promote pharma exports.

Note: * - Includes Bulk Drugs, Drug Intermediates, Drug formulations, Biologicals, Ayush and Herbal Products and Surgicals

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to touch US$ 55 billion by 2020.

Source:
Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL)

Other Export Promotion Councils:

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Pharmexcil

101, Aditya Trade Centre
Ameerpet
Hyderabad - 500038
Andhra Pradesh
India

Tel.:+91-40-23735462/66
Fax: +91-40-23735464
Email: info@pharmexcil.com
Website: www.pharmexcil.com

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to touch US$ 55 billion by 2020.

Source:
Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL)

Exports

Pharmaceutical