Medicine doses consumed globally by region 2015 and 2020 forecast

This statistic shows total medicines consumed worldwide in 2015, and provides a forecast for 2020. In 2015, total medicine consumption was 400 billion standard units in the U.S. and it is estimated that until 2020 the medicine consumption in the U.S. will increase to around 500 billion standard units.

Global medicines doses consumed by region in 2015 and 2020 forecast

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Release date

November 2015



Survey time period

as of 2015

Supplementary notes

Note: Standard Units are a measure of doses. Regions and countries shown are mutually exclusive. Standard Unit values are rounded to the nearest whole 100 Billion and are intended to identify the relative scale and largest areas of growth.
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