Medicinal market growth by world region, specialty and traditional 2013-2018

This statistic shows a projection of the distribution of the global medicinal market growth by region, specialty and tradition, from 2013 to 2018. During this time, 94 percent of Europe's growth is expected to be due to the specialty market. Specialty medications in Europe are especially in demand as many new medicines are targeting niche populations where demand has not yet been met.

Projected distribution of global medicinal market growth from 2013 to 2018, by region and type of medicine*

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Release date

November 2014



Survey time period

2013 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Growth in US$ using constant exchange rates. Specialty/traditional are defined using IMS MIDAS market segmentation methodology and IMS Institute analysis. Asia: China, India, Russia, CIS states, SE Asia, Oceania and Japan. AFME: Africa and Middle East.

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