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Net profit of major pharma companies India 2020

Cipla Limited was the leading pharmaceutical company in India as of April 2020 with a net profit of almost 19 billion Indian rupees. Glenmark and Cadila Health came second and third respectively with net profits of around 16 billion rupees in the stated time period.

Cipla Limited in India

Cipla Limited has been one of India’s leading multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company and was established in 1935. The company has been known for its generic drugs, of which the respiratory drugs segment made up the largest share of its total revenue with a 37 percent contribution in fiscal year 2019. While Cipla had a high market share in the Indian pharmaceuticals and medicine market, around 21 percent of its revenue came from sales in north America that year.

Strengthsfor Indian pharmaceuticals

Generic drugs have been a stronghold of the Indian pharmaceutical industry and the country has been one of the largest providers of generic medicines globally. In fact, as of 2018, generics constituted over 70 percent of the total market revenue within the sector. Other areas of recognition for India’s pharma sector have been bulk drugs like anti-biotics, vitamins, steroids, along with drug intermediates and formulations, biologicals and herbal products.

Net profits of leading pharmaceutical companies in India as of 2020

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April 2020



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Supplementary notes

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.012 euros and 0.013 U.S. dollars (as of April 2020).
Figures have been rounded.

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