Brazil`s Sagging Pharmaceutical Industry needs Medication
Released on = October 5, 2006, 10:36 pm
Press Release Author = RNCOS
Industry = Retail
Press Release Summary = The Brazilian economy is showing a tough time to its pharmaceutical industry. The government, after descending to second spot, is looking for solutions in price control, innovations and productions at ground level.
Press Release Body = The pharmaceutical market of Brazil has fallen to second place, next to Mexico. According to the national pharmaceutical organization, FEBRAFARMA, Brazil ranks 6th in the list of countries with the cheapest drugs (in $). It also includes the 16% tax on services and distribution of goods (ICMS). As per FEBRAFARMA, the estimated total annual pharmaceutical market till July 2005 was US $8 billion with 1.59 billion units, excluding ICMS and other drug applicable taxes.
The sinking economic growth in 2002 resulted in the downfall of the drugstores share in retail sales. But with the inversion in economic conditions, share starts ascending again in 2003. It strongly suggests that to grow by value and volume, the pharmaceutical market depends on per capita GDP and also, to raise the salaries and private drug expenditure, the economy needs to be stable.
The government (via regulatory bodies) believes that price control and domestic pharmaceutical production and innovation, for both pharmacy and public sectors, is the solution of the prevailing problem. Consequentially, the government is expecting to extend competitiveness, leading to price cuts in drugs.
“Brazil Retail Industry Forecast (2006-2010)”, a recent report by RNCOS, put forth that the bars’ and drugstores’ sales share remained constant from 2001-2003. In 2001, drugs and bars sales were 18.6% of total retail food market that declined to 18.4% in 2003.
The RNCOS’ research report also addresses the problems and facts that are critical to the success of Brazilian Retail Industry, like:
- Potential growth of the retail Industry - Competitors for Brazilian retail industry - Opportunities for the Brazilian Retail Industry - Major driving forces for Industry - Threats related With the Brazilian Retail Industry
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