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Sales value of cough, cold and sore throat treatments in Great Britain from 2009 to 2018
(in million GBP)
Cough, cold and sore throat treatments sales value in Great Britain 2009-2018
The sales value of over-the-counter (OTC) cough, cold and sore throat treatments in Great Britain was over 460 million British pounds in 2018. This was the highest value in the provided time interval and represented a 6.9 percent increase on the previous year.

OTC medicine market in Great Britain 

Cough, cold and sore throat medication had the second highest sales value in 2018, when broken down by drug categories. Pain relief medication was the category with the highest sales value, at approximately 565 million British pounds. Vitamins and minerals had a sales value of 427 million British pounds, the third highest category overall in Great Britain. Overall, the sales value of OTC drugs has increased from 1.65 billion British pounds in the year 2000 to being worth approximately 2.6 billion British pounds in 2018. 

Growth of other OTC categories

At almost seven percent, the cough, cold and sore throat medication was the classification which had the highest growth of sales value in Great Britain between 2017 and 2018. This was closely followed by OTC eye care medication which grew by 6.8 percent between 2017 to 2018. 
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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Sales data is for all outlets excluding health food stores.
Data for 2016 refers to 52 week period ending April 23, 2016.

Data from 2009 to 2013 taken from annual review's previously published by the source.

Cough, cold and sore throat treatments sales value in Great Britain 2009-2018
The sales value of over-the-counter (OTC) cough, cold and sore throat treatments in Great Britain was over 460 million British pounds in 2018. This was the highest value in the provided time interval and represented a 6.9 percent increase on the previous year.

OTC medicine market in Great Britain 

Cough, cold and sore throat medication had the second highest sales value in 2018, when broken down by drug categories. Pain relief medication was the category with the highest sales value, at approximately 565 million British pounds. Vitamins and minerals had a sales value of 427 million British pounds, the third highest category overall in Great Britain. Overall, the sales value of OTC drugs has increased from 1.65 billion British pounds in the year 2000 to being worth approximately 2.6 billion British pounds in 2018. 

Growth of other OTC categories

At almost seven percent, the cough, cold and sore throat medication was the classification which had the highest growth of sales value in Great Britain between 2017 and 2018. This was closely followed by OTC eye care medication which grew by 6.8 percent between 2017 to 2018. 
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