Over-the-counter medicine industry in the United Kingdom

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Statista dossier on the over-the-counter medicine industry in the United Kingdom

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine industry in the United Kingdom. OTC medicines are a class of medication which can be sold directly to a consumer without a prescription. In the United Kingdom you can purchase OTC medicine for a range of ailments including hay fever relief, coughs and colds, and for gastro-intestinal treatment.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Revenue of the global OTC pharmaceutical market 2012-2025

    • World pharmaceutical sales 2017-2020 by region

    • World pharmaceutical market distribution by submarket 2014-2020

    • Revenues of top 10 global pharmaceutical markets 2019

    • Top therapeutic classes by global pharmaceutical sales 2018 estimates

    • Segment shares in total market revenue of the otc pharmaceuticals market in Europe 2017

    • VAT rate on over-the-counter drugs in Europe 2020, by country

  • 2. Pharmacy
    • England: number of distance selling pharmacies 2008-2020

    • Community pharmacies in England 2006-2020

    • Pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed in England 2006-2020

    • England: pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed per month per pharmacy 2006-2020

    • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain 2013-2019

    • Net cost per pharmacy dispensing fee in England 2006-2020

    • Community pharmacies enhanced services commissioned in England 2018/19

  • 3. Over-the-counter medication
    • OTC medicines: breakdown of sales in Great Britain by category 2020

    • Sales value of the over-the-counter medication market in Great Britain 2000-2020

    • OTC pain relief treatments sales value in Great Britain 2009-2020

    • Cough, cold and sore throat treatments OTC sales value in Great Britain 2009-2020

    • Medicine and supplements: Online purchasing in Great Britain 2020, by demographic

  • 4. Leading OTC brands in the UK
    • Leading OTC adult oral analgesic brands in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Leading OTC pediatric analgesic brands in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Leading cold, flu and decongestant brands in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Leading OTC hay fever relief brands in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Leading OTC indigestion remedy brands in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

  • 5. Annual change in sales value
    • Medical goods: monthly retail sales value index in Great Britain 2016-2020

    • Pain relief treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Vitamins and minerals sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Skin treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Cold, cough and sore throat treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Gastro-intestinal treatments sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Hay fever remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Eye care treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Sleeping aids including herbal remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

    • Smoking cessation remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2020

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