Pharmacy chains activity analysis

Pharmacy chains activity analysis

Russian pharmaceuticals retail chain segment evaluation, both on the level of the state and in particular regions. Pharmacy chains development forecast


Product sales and separate market development forecast, based on unique mathematical models

Business and marketing plan development

Development of detailed business-plans, required to evaluate the reasonability of project start

Search of partners for contract production in Russia

Potential partners search and evaluation, based on their technical opportunities, appropriate experience, and reputation

Monitoring of import substitution

assessment of the main trends of import substitution policies and localization processes in the pharmaceutical market in Russia, the key beneficiaries and companies at risk

Database Update: Pharmaceutical Drug Import to Russia (May 2017)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Between January and May 2017, Russia imported 194.5 bln RUB worth of ready-made drugs (free circulation prices), which is 10.5% higher than that of the same period of 2016. Despite the progress made at the beginning of the year, the import increased by 9.6% in May against nearly 16% in April. As for the in-bulk import, the dynamics were as low as -24.7% in monetary terms, with 35.5 bln RUB.

In physical terms, the import of ready-made drugs is growing. Between January and May, Russia imported 789.7 mln units, which is 7.1% higher than that of the same period of 2016. However, the increase was 15.7% in May and only 6.6% in April. The numbers are due to the growing demand for units with fewer single doses. If calculated in minimum dosage units (MDU), the dynamics are -4.3%. Despite the decrease in monetary terms, the in-bulk import has increased by 8.3% if calculated in MDU.

The number of payments in rubles is still growing, with 95% of all the imported drugs having been payed for in rubles between January and May 2017. The number of payments currencies is growing, too, in particular, Russia started to pay in yenas and yuans for Japanese and Chinese imports in 2017. Japan exported Catalin (Senju Pharmaceutical), while China exported Misoprostolum (China Resources Zizhu.)

Read more about pharmaceutical drug import to Russia (April performance) here:

Dynamics of import of pharmaceuticals, including homeopathic and seawater drugs, to Russia, free circulation prices including customs clearance, RUB (January 2016 – May 2017)