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Pharmaceutical Industry Business Confidence Report H2 2016

Pharmaceutical Industry Business Confidence Report H2 2016

Summary
The existing economic environment is stable for the pharmaceutical industry, and customer confidence levels will remain constant in H2 2016 (July 2016–December 2016). Companies are slightly optimistic about economic conditions in North America and the Asia-Pacific due to positive momentum in the US, firm domestic demand, and strong government expenditure in India. The pharmaceutical industry is expected to record higher expenditure towards new product development and mergers and acquisitions in H2 2016 as compared to H1 2016. Moreover, executives with business operations in the Asia-Pacific and Europe expect increase in raw material prices in H2 2016 as compared to H1 2016.

Key Findings
Economic environment is more favorable in Eastern Europe and Australasia in H2 2016 as compared to H1 2016

The majority of respondents communicated optimism about company and industry growth prospects for the next six months

Globally, supplier prices of ingredients are anticipated to increase by 2.5% over the next six months

Survey results indicate highest increase in spending on new product development in H2 2016 as compared to H1 2016

Respondents with business operations in Asia-Pacific are more concerned about the performance of developing economies in H2 2016 as compared to H1 2016

Organizations intend to focus on new product development and improving operational efficiency during the next six months

Synopsis
Kable’s pharmaceutical Industry Business Confidence Survey H2 2016 examines executives’ opinion on the business environment over July–December 2016. It also highlights existing economic conditions, supplier price variations, sales performance, industry and company growth outlook, spending patterns, and key priorities. Additionally, the report provides information categorized by region and presents comparison with H1 2016 wherever applicable.

What else does this report offer?

Current state of the global economy: examines prevailing economic conditions globally and across various regions

Company and industry growth outlook: provides industry executives’ expectations towards the growth prospects of their company and the industry over the next six months

Change in customer confidence: analyzes pharmaceutical industry executives’ opinion about the change in customer confidence during H2 2016

Supplier prices projection: determines expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence

Change in staff headcount and sales performance: tracks expected change in staff headcount and sales for H2 2016 among industry executives globally

Significant investment activities: highlights various areas in which industry executives intend to invest over the next six months

Business concerns: provides information about potential business concerns indicated by survey respondents for H1 2016

Key priorities: identifies the top priorities of industry executives operating in various regions

Reasons To Buy
Helps organizations to make effective business strategy decisions by knowing the prevailing business conditions and sentiment within the pharmaceutical industry

Organizations will be supported in business expansion decisions by providing information about projected change in sales performance and supplier prices

Helps to improve operational efficiency of the organization by knowing about key priorities and the main concerns of pharmaceutical industry executives

Helps to alter investment allocation by understanding key focus areas highlighted by survey respondents during H2 2016


Introduction
Definitions
Methodology and sample size
Respondent profile
Confidence indexes
Economic state, growth prospects and consumer confidence
Existing economic environment
Industry and company growth outlook
Expected change in consumer confidence
Supplier prices, staff headcount and sales performance
Supplier prices expectations
Anticipated change in staff head count and sales projections
Anticipated change in spend on key activities
Business concerns and organizational priorities
Level of concerns and expected impact
Significance of potential business priorities
Appendix
List of Figures
Figure 1: Confidence indexes
Figure 2: Current economic condition - Overall (H2 2016) comparison (H2 2016-H1 2016)
Figure 3: Current economic condition - Region
Figure 4: Current economic condition - Region - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 5: Current economic condition - Those who operate and do not operate in a region
Figure 6: Industry and company growth prospects - Overall
Figure 7: Industry and company growth prospects - Overall - In detail - comparison (H2 2016-H1 2016)
Figure 8: Industry and company growth prospects - Region
Figure 9: Industry and company growth prospects - Region - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 10: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - Overall (H2 2016) comparison (H2 2016-H1 2016)
Figure 11: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - Region
Figure 12: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - Region - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 13: Projected change in supplier prices - Raw materials - Overall and regional
Figure 14: Projected change in supplier prices - Raw materials - Regional - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 15: Projected change in supplier prices - Semi-finished products - Overall and regional
Figure 16: Projected change in supplier prices - Semi-finished products - Regional - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 17: Projected change in supplier prices - Packaging - Overall and regional
Figure 18: Projected change in supplier prices - Packaging - Regional - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 19: Projected change in supplier prices - Ingredients - Overall and regional
Figure 20: Projected change in supplier prices - Ingredients - Regional - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 21: Staff headcount and sales outlook - Regional - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 22: Expenditure projection on key activities - Overall
Figure 23: Expenditure projection on key activities - Overall - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 24: Top five business concerns - Region
Figure 25: Business concerns - Overall and regional - A
Figure 26: Business concerns - Overall and regional - A - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 27: Business concerns - Overall and regional - B
Figure 28: Business concerns - Overall and regional - B - H2 2016-H1 2016
Figure 29: Top five organizational priorities - Region
Figure 30: Organizational priorities - Overall and region
Figure 31: Organizational priorities - Overall and region - Change compared to H1 2016

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