On the one hand, the first six months of 2018 for the Russian pharmaceutical retail was marked by a slight recovery in demand, which, despite failing to bring the segment out of the red zone, promised some growth by the end of the year, unless the macroeconomic situation changes.
As of June 2018, a number of large Russian pharmaceutical wholesalers have experienced a significant revenue and market share decrease. The top three players in the rating are still the same, but the difference between the companies has already approached the boundaries of a statistical error, so the change of the leaders is a matter of time, which does not necessarily mean that the first and second places should switch spots.
Between January and July 2018, Russia produced 186.5 bln RUB worth of pharmaceutical drugs (dispatch prices, VAT included), which is in monetary terms 2.5% higher than that of the same period of 2017. In physical terms, the dynamics are still negative, -10.4%. Over the period, Russia produced around 2.29 bln units of pharmaceuticals.
8/23/2018 Database Update: Import of Veterinary Drugs, Feed, Feed Supplements and APIs to Russia (June 2018)
Between January and June 2018, Russia imported 30.2 bln RUB worth of veterinary products (free circulation prices), among which 16.7 bln RUB of feed supplements (+10% in monetary terms), 12.5 bln RUB of veterinary drugs (+13.6%), and 1 bln RUB of veterinary APIs (+23.6%).
Between January and July 2018, Russia imported 6.5 bln RUB worth of pharmaceutical drugs produced in the EEU countries (wholesale prices, VAT included), which is in monetary terms 7% higher than that of the same period of 2017. In physical terms, the dynamics are still negative, -0.6%, as Russia imported around 119.7 mln units of pharmaceuticals.