Number of pharmaceutical goods wholesalers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2020
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 around 30 billion British pounds to over 54 billion pounds in the eleven years between 2008 and 2020. Additionally, consumer spending on pharmaceutical products reached 11.1 billion British pounds in 2021.
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 some 693 million British pounds. This was followed by vitamins and minerals which had a sales value of approximately 454 million British pounds. In terms of prescription drugs, atorvastatin was the most dispensed drug in England in 2021, which treats those with high cholesterol.