Generic market share change in unit volume worldwide 2006 vs. 2016, by region

This statistic depicts the change of the generics market share worldwide 2006 vs. 2016, by region, based on the volume in units. Comparing 2006 and 2016, the generics' share in North America increased from 52 percent to 70 percent.

Change in the unit volume of generics market share worldwide between 2006 and 2016, by region*

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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

2006 and 2016

Supplementary notes

* Rx bound; Europe includes Turkey; generics include Non-original branded products and unbranded products.

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