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GlobalData Release: Poor Healthcare Policies and Infrastructure, but India's Pharma Market Continues to Boom



8/20/2012 9:53:02 AM

LONDON, UK (GlobalData), 20 August 2012 - India has numerous healthcare problems, ranging from inadequate policy monitoring to the widespread lack of health insurance, but a potentially huge, unsaturated market will see the country’s pharmaceutical industry continue to expand rapidly in the coming years, predicts the latest study by market analysts GlobalData.

According to the new report*, India’s pharmaceutical market had a 2011 valuation of $15 billion in 2011, but this is expected to rocket to $54 billion by 2020, climbing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.4% during this period.

A substantial portion of India’s pharmaceutical industry growth can be attributed to its export sector, which had a 2010 value of $8.8 billion – 40% of the country’s pharmaceutical industry turnover.

India’s generic drug sector is by far the dominant force in the country’s pharmaceutical industry, accounting for approximately 95% of revenue. Furthermore, 80% of these generics were produced by domestic firms. GlobalData’s report states that this already booming market has the potential for huge further expansion thanks to India’s considerable population and high number of leading drugs going off-patent every year.

But despite this pharmaceutical prosperity, India faces several sizeable healthcare challenges. Spending on healthcare increased gradually to 4.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, but remained below that of other emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

India’s healthcare infrastructure is also insufficiently prepared to meet growing demand. Currently there are only 0.9 beds per 1,000 people, in addition to a lack of qualified staff and poor management.

The country’s poor healthcare infrastructure has corresponding problems. Health coverage is low across the country, with 80% of the population not covered by any form of insurance in 2010. The relatively low level of urbanization in India is a major contributing factor to this low insured population figure as healthcare infrastructure in rural areas is particularly inadequate.

*Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - India

This report is an essential source of information and analysis on India’s healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape.

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.

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