Novartis revenue 2014-2019 by segment

In 2019, Novartis AG made approximately 38.5 billion U.S. dollars from its pharmaceuticals business segment. In the same year, the pharmaceutical company generated about 10 billion from its generic drug division Sandoz.

Novartis’ revenue

Novartis AG, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide, generated total revenue of about 47 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, which is a decrease of almost three billion compared to the year prior. The company, which is based in Switzerland, made its largest sums (roughly 18 billion U.S. dollars) in its home region Europe. Roughly 16.3 billion U.S. dollars were generated in the United States.

Global net income rankings

Johnson & Johnson (United States) was the world's leading biotech and pharmaceutical company based on net income in 2018. The company’s profits amounted to over 16 billion U.S. dollars. Novartis stood in seventh place that year with a net income of about 6.8 billion U.S. dollars.

Novartis AG's revenue from 2014 to 2019, by segment

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from several Novartis' annual reports.
* In 2015, a joint venture between Novartis OTC and GSK Consumer Healthcare was formed.
** In 2015, the vaccines business was sold to GSK.
*** During 2019, eye care division Alcon was spun off and became an own company. Thus, Alcon's revenues are not included.

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