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Volume share of the generic pharmaceuticals market in Italy 2006-2018

Share of the generic pharmaceuticals market volume in Italy from 2006 to 2018

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 22, 2019
Volume share of the generic pharmaceuticals market in Italy 2006-2018 In recent years, generic medications are becoming increasingly popular in Italy. As a matter of fact, the market volume share of generics steadily grew over time. In 2018, generics accounted for 26.9 percent of the total pharmaceutical market volume.  
Consumption of generic medication

The use of generic medication was mainly common in some Northern Italian regions such as Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and the Autonomous Province of Trento. People living in the South and in the Center were less likely to take generic medication. Calabria was the region with the lowest share of consumption of generic drugs. Likewise, the incidence of generics on public pharmaceutical expenditure was higher in northern than in southern regions .  

Growth rate of the generic pharmaceutical market“ 

Between 2016 and 2018, the market of generics kept on increasing in terms of both volume and value. In regard to volume , the best performing quarter was the first of 2018, when the market of generic drugs increased by 6.7 percent. With reference to value, both the first and the second quarters of 2018 performed very well.
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Share of the generic pharmaceuticals market volume in Italy from 2006 to 2018

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