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Pharmaceutical industry: global breakdown in the sale of new drugs 2004-2019

This statistic represents the distribution of new drugs sales by major pharmaceutical markets worldwide for the periods 2004-2008, 2005-2009, 2006-2010, 2007-2011, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2010-2015, 2011-2016, 2012-2017, 2013-2018, and 2014-2019. In the period from 2004 to 2008, some 66 percent of all newly released drugs were sold in the United States.

Worldwide sales distribution of new drugs between 2004 and 2019, by major pharmaceutical market

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2004 to 2019

Supplementary notes

EFPIA stands for European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. This statistic was assembled from several editions of this EFPIA report.
* Europe includes non-EU members and CIS Markets. For 2010-2014 and 2012-2017: only top 5 European countries.
** Pharmerging comprises 21 countries ranked by IMS Health as high-growth pharmaceutical markets (Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam and the Ukraine).

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