Total U.S. pharma and biotech product sales 5 years after launch 2007-2019

This statistic depicts the total pharmaceutical and biotech product revenues in the United States of products five years after launch, from 2007 to 2019. In 2018, product revenues in the U.S. totaled 27.4 billion U.S. dollars for products launched 5 years before.

Pharma and biotech products

Newer pharmaceutical and biotechnology products have generated increasingly large amounts of revenues after five years of launch. In 2008, revenues were at 5.6 billion U.S. dollars but had skyrocketed to some 31 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. The average cost of developing a new pharmaceutical or biotech entity has increased from 451 million U.S. dollars in 1991 to some 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in the 2010s. Many companies that had once focused primarily on pharmaceuticals have begun to integrate biotechnology in their research, which has minimized the separation between the two industries.

Pharmaceuticals are most commonly manufactured through chemical synthesis processes while biotechnology pharmaceuticals are products created within living organisms such as bacteria and yeast. Recently, biological drugs have become the most prominent products in the medicinal industry. For example, Humira, otherwise known as adalimumab, was approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008. Humira is marketed by AbbVie and is used as an anti-inflammatory drug. It has since become one of the largest grossing medical products in the world, generating about 20 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. In the United States alone, Humira generated 18.3 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in the same year.

Total U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech revenues for products 5 years after launch from 2007 to 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of November 2019

Supplementary notes

* Values until 2010 were assembled from previous editions of the report.
** As of November 26, 2019.

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