Database Update: API Import to Russia (December 2016 and Yearly Performance)
In 2016, Russia imported 59.3 bln RUB worth of APIs (free circulation prices), which is in monetary terms only 3.3% higher than that of 2015, making it the lowest increase over the past 6 years. In physical terms, the API import has shown the biggest increase, with 24%.
The product line has also been expanded. In 2016, Russia imported 707 API names against 627 in 2015 and only 444 in 2010.
Technical APIs are substances exhibiting a certain pharmacological activity, which however do not correspond to the pharmacopoeial level in purity (both chemical and microbiological). In 2016, Russia imported1.9 bln RUB worth of technical APIs (128 names), which is nearly 50% higher than that of 2015 in monetary terms. In physical terms, the import has doubled and amounts to nearly 840 tons, which is however only 7.4% of the total API import.
Manufacturing companies, especially localized plants of foreign companies, are the main importers of APIs. In 2016, Servier, KRKA Rus and Pharmstandard were the leaders in import, with 38.5% of all API import in monetary terms and 31.5% in physical terms.
Dynamics of API import to Russia, free circulation prices including customs clearance (2013 – 2016), RUB