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 (January 2017)

Friday, February 17, 2017

In January 2017, Russia imported 29.8 bln RUB worth of ready-made drugs (free circulation prices) and 6.8 bln RUB worth of in-bulk drugs, which are 20% and 90% higher than those of the same period of 2016, respectively. We saw the dynamics of the in-bulk import as high 8 months ago.

In physical terms, the import of ready-made drugs amounted to 125.8 mln units, with a 19% annual dynamics. In January, Russia imported 2.74 bln minimum dosage units (MDU), which is 27% higher than that of the same period of 2016. Over the past 13 months, only August has shown the better dynamics.

In January 2017, the number of payments in rubles increased, with 95.8% of all imports of ready-made and in-bulk drugs being payed for in rubles, which is 2.5% higher than last year. The number of payments in euros has dropped the most – by 1.7%. The British pound was not used at all, while the Japanese yena has a big chance to become one of the regular payment currencies. Citibank processed the biggest number of payments (50%), which is 38% higher than last year. Sberbank comes second with 9% and a 3% increase.

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

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