Number of pharmaceutical goods wholesalers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2018

In 2018, there were 2,731 wholesalers of pharmaceutical goods in the United Kingdom. Although 2018 saw a slight decrease, he number of enterprises for the wholesale of pharmaceutical goods has increased in the country since 2008.

Rise in wholesalers not isolated

Alongside this rise in the number of enterprises, the turnover in the wholesale sector has grown significantly in the same period. The turnover from the wholesale of pharmaceutical goods has increased from almost 29.9 million British pounds to over 49 million pounds in the eleven years between 2008 and 2018. Additionally, consumer spending on pharmaceutical products reached close to 7.9 billion British pounds in 2018.

What products are being consumed in the UK?

Pain relief was the over-the-counter category which received the highest sales value in Great Britain in the period at over 566 million British pounds. This was followed by medication for coughs, colds and sore throats which had a sales value of approximately 460 million British pounds. In terms of prescription drugs, Atorvastatin was the most dispensed drug in England in 2018, which treats those with high cholesterol.

Number of enterprises for the wholesale of pharmaceutical goods in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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