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Top Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets

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Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Market
Top Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets
US Dept of State Geographer

Global pharmas have taken interest in the region following improvements in the regulatory environment, rising incomes, skilled workforces and opportunities for contract manufacturing.

Market Size in 2011: $18.2 billion

Population: 464 million combined

Industry Makeup: GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Ranbaxy Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceutical are active in the region.

Branded vs. Generic: Vietnam has a strong generic market (90 percent of the total), while Singapore's market is 20 percent of the total. The over-the-counter sector is expanding throughout the region.

Distribution: Large distributors include Zuellig Pharma

Main Customers: Varies among countries

Estimated growth by 2015: 7 to 10 percent

Sources: IMS Health, PharmaVentures, RNCOS

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