Generics in South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South African generics market is expected to generate total revenues of $637m in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% between 2012 and 2016.
Market consumption volume is forecast to increase with a CAGR of 3% between 2012 and 2016, to reach a total of 82.5% of total pharma volume in 2016.
The government is showing strong support for generic drugs in Africa, which should see good growth in the future. For example, pharmacists are required by law to inform private patients about generic alternatives.
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