Leading Italian pharmaceutical companies 2017, by turnover

In 2017, Menarini was the leading Italian pharmaceutical company with an annual turnover amounting to 3,681 million euros. Chiesi and Angelini came second and third in the ranking with turnovers of 1,749 and 1,669 million euros, respectively. According the the data provided by Competitive Data closing the ranking of the six largest Italian pharmaceutical firms was Alfasigma with a turnover of 1,083 million euros.

Italian pharmaceutical industry

In 2017, Italy accounted for 2.7 percent of the global pharmaceutical sales, ranking seventh among the top ten pharmaceutical markets worldwide. The production value of the Italian pharmaceutical industry grew steadily over time, peaking in 2018 at 32,200 million euros.  

Pharmaceutical trade

 The share of Italian pharmaceutical products exported abroad grew remarkably. During the twenty-year period from 1997 to 2018, the percentage of production exported grew from 34 to 80 percent. In 2018, Belgium and the United States were the leading destination countries for the Italian pharmaceutical preparations.

Leading Italian pharmaceutical companies 2017, by turnover

Turnover in million euros
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Release date

May 2019


Europe, Italy

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