Canadian pharmaceutical industry

Statistics report about Canada's pharmaceutical industry and market

Canadian pharmaceutical industry

This report presents graphs and tables about the Canadian pharmaceutical industry and market. It includes some of the most important key figures on revenues, top companies, top products, medicine use facts, research and development, and an outlook for the coming years.

Table of contents

Global positioning

  • Basic Statistic Market share of the leading global pharmaceutical markets 2022
  • Premium Statistic Top global pharmaceutical markets: growth rate 2022
  • Basic Statistic Pharmaceutical spending per capita in selected countries 2022
  • Premium Statistic Drug products sales distribution worldwide by country and therapy area 2022

Key figures

  • Basic Statistic Health expenditures on drugs in Canada 2005-2023
  • Basic Statistic Pharmaceutical sales from patented and non-patented drugs in Canada 2004-2022
  • Basic Statistic Spending on R&D from pharmaceutical industry in Canada 2004-2022
  • Premium Statistic Employment in pharmaceutical manufacturing in Canada 2005-2022
  • Basic Statistic Pharmaceutical industry trade balance of Canada 2004-2022
  • Premium Statistic Top pharmaceutical companies located in Canada 2022, by revenue

Regional comparison

  • Basic Statistic Prescription drug expenditure in Canada by public drug plan 2021/2022
  • Basic Statistic Pharmaceutical current R&D spending distribution in Canada by region 2017-2022
  • Premium Statistic Medication spending per capita in Canada by province 2023
  • Premium Statistic Provincial generic medicine prescription market share in Canada 2023

Products and prices

  • Premium Statistic Top pharmaceutical products in Canada by sales 2022
  • Premium Statistic Cost per beneficiary of select drugs in Canada's public drug plans 2021/2022
  • Premium Statistic Top biologic drugs by share of total drug costs in Canadian public plans 2021/2022
  • Premium Statistic Biologic drug costs in select Canadian public drug plans in 2021/2022
  • Basic Statistic Changes in price index of patented drugs in Canada 1988-2022
  • Premium Statistic Average price ratio Canadian to foreign drug prices 2022

Therapy classes

  • Basic Statistic Canadian hospitals' top ten therapeutic classes purchased in 2022
  • Basic Statistic Change in Canadian hospitals' top therapeutic class purchases 2022
  • Basic Statistic Canadian drug stores' top drug therapeutic classes purchases 2022
  • Basic Statistic Change in Canadian drug stores' top drug therapeutic class purchases 2022


  • Premium Statistic Generic Rx medicine sales in Canada 2006-2023
  • Premium Statistic Generic and brand name medicine average retail price in Canada 2004-2023
  • Premium Statistic Generic medicine prescription market share in Canada 2006-2023
  • Premium Statistic Generic medicine share of Canada's prescription costs 2006-2023
  • Basic Statistic Total generic drug savings Canada 2022, by province
  • Basic Statistic Private and public generic drug savings Canada 2022, by province

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