Database Update: Pharmaceutical Drug Production in Russia (July 2018)
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.
If calculated in minimum dosage units (MDU), the dynamics are not that negative, -1.9%. Between January and July 2018, Russia produced 38.9 bln MDU. Compared to the first 6 months, the performance in July is the worst, with -15% (in units) and -18% (in MDU).
The dynamics of the Rx production are -12.5% in physical terms, while those of the OTC production are -9%. If calculated in MDU, the dynamics are +3% and -6%, respectively. Among the top 10 EphMRA groups of level two with the highest dispatch volume of OTC drugs in physical terms, seven have negative dynamics. Antivirals, painkillers and cough and cold medicines are among the worst, with -27%, -20% and -16%, respectively.
Among the top 10 producing companies of OTC drugs, Biotec has the best dynamics, with Citramarin, Ascorutin, and Anusol having the highest dynamics (a 14, 7.2 and 6.7 times increase, respectively.) Armavir Biofactory holds the record in the dynamics in physical terms over the period, having increased the production of Naphthyzin in 94 times.
As for Rx drugs, the following categories have the lowest dynamics: solutions for intravenous admission (-54%), anti-infective drugs (-18%), and anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatics drugs (-16%). Among the top 10 manufacturers, Promomed and Vertex have the highest dynamics in physical terms, having increased its production by 34% and 33%, respectively. Boehringer Ingelheim holds the record, with a 20 times increase. It has been producing only fibrinolytics Actilyse and Metalyse, which are not fully localized. Petrovax (Russia) is responsible for in-bull packaging.
Dynamics of pharmaceutical drug production in Russia, including production of pharmaceuticals of foreign companies on owned or contract plants, in physical (units) and monetary terms (RUB, VAT included) (January 2017 – July 2018)