Employment in EFPIA pharmaceutical industry 1990-2018

This statistic displays the pharmaceutical industry's employment in Europe from 1990 to 2018. The pharmaceutical industry in Europe (EFPIA members) employed 636,763 persons in 2005. Since then, the number increased to over 760 thousand.

Total pharmaceutical employment in EFPIA countries from 1990 to 2018

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Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

EFPIA: European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.
This statistic was assembled from several editions of this report.
Data includes Iceland (since 2017), Turkey (since 2011), Croatia and Lithuania (since 2010), Bulgaria, Estonia and Hungary (since 2009), Czech Republic (since 2008), Cyprus (since 2007), Latvia, Romania & Slovakia (since 2005), Malta, Poland and Slovenia (since 2004).
* Estimated.

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