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Number of pharmaceutical goods wholesalers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2017

Number of enterprises for the wholesale of pharmaceutical goods in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2017

Number of pharmaceutical goods wholesalers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2017 In 2017, there were 2,754 wholesalers of pharmaceutical goods in the United Kingdom. The 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 42.6 million pounds in the ten years between 2008 and 2017. 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.
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In 2017, there were 2,754 wholesalers of pharmaceutical goods in the United Kingdom. The 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 42.6 million pounds in the ten years between 2008 and 2017. 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.
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