Pharmaceutical sales worldwide 2007-2018

This statistic illustrates the global pharmaceutical sales market from 2007 to 2018, in million British pounds. In 2007, pharmaceutical sales worldwide totaled to some 329 billion British pounds. Ten years later, this amount stood at 738 billion pounds.

Total global pharmaceutical sales from 2007 to 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Sales numbers prior to 2015 were taken from previous GSK annual reports.
* January-September.
** MAT September of each year.
*** The volatility of the 2018 sterling exchange rate, and revised data collection methods at research provider IQVIA, mean that this year’s global figure is not entirely comparable with 2017 (£738 billion).

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