Generics in Japan industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Japan generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.
For the purposes of this profile, a generic is defined as a copy of an ethical (prescription) drug formerly protected by patents that have now expired. Both unbranded generics and all branded generics are included. However, off-patent drugs that continue to be offered by the original manufacturer under the original name, and which form part of the 'generic-eligible' market, are not included.
The Japanese generics market is expected to generate total revenues of $48.7bn in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.8% between 2012 and 2016.
Market consumption volume is forecast to increase with a CAGR of 13.5% between 2012 and 2016, to reach a total of 42.8% of total pharma volume in 2016.
The Japanese generic market is something of a priority for the Japanese government. Unlike its G8 peers, generic market share in Japan is rather low. Due to an aging population and rising costs of branded drugs, healthcare policies to cut expenditure on medical costs have been implemented. These policies aim to increase generic market share to 80% of volume between 2018 and 2020.
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