Percentage of global pharmaceutical revenue by technology 2010-2024

This statistic depicts the global pharmaceutical market revenue - including prescription and over-the-counter drugs - from 2010 to 2024, categorized by technology. In 2011, biotechnology accounted for 18 percent of pharmaceutical sales worldwide while conventional or unclassified technology accounted for 82 percent. Biotechnology products such as bioengineered vaccines and biologics are set to increase to almost one third of the market by 2024. Biotechnology allows for the utilization of living systems and organisms to create pharmaceutical products. The use of synthetic humanized insulin is widely used for the treatment of diabetes.

Distribution of the global pharmaceutical revenue from 2010 to 2024, by technology*

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

as of May 2019

Supplementary notes

* Includes prescription and OTC (over-the-counter) drug revenues.
** Projected.

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