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Leading Italian pharmaceutical companies 2018, by turnover

In 2018, Menarini was the leading Italian pharmaceutical company with an annual turnover amounting to 3,715 million euros. Chiesi and Angelini came second and third in the ranking with turnovers of 1,791 and 1,642 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 1,098 million euros.

Italian pharmaceutical industry

In 2018, Italy accounted for 2.8 percent of the global pharmaceutical sales, ranking sixth among the top ten pharmaceutical markets worldwide. The production value of the Italian pharmaceutical industry grew steadily over time, peaking in 2019 at 34 billion euros.  

Pharmaceutical trade

 The share of Italian pharmaceutical products exported abroad grew remarkably. During the twenty-year period from 1997 to 2019, the percentage of production exported grew from 34 to 96 percent. In 2019, the United States and Belgium were the leading destination countries for the Italian pharmaceutical preparations.

Leading Italian pharmaceutical companies 2018, by turnover

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May 2020


Europe, Italy

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