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

RNC Pharma Database Update: Pharmaceutical Drug Production in Russia (April 2018)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Between January and April 2018, Russia dispatched 100.9 bln RUB worth of pharmaceutical drugs (dispatch prices, VAT included), which is in monetary terms 6.4% lower than that of the same period of 2017. In physical terms, Russia produced 1.32 bln units of pharmaceuticals, which is 10.8% lower than that of the same period of 2017. The performance in April is nowhere near outstanding, with a 22.5% fall in monetary terms, which is the worst dynamics over the past 40 months. The dynamics in physical terms, while not as bad as in March, are still negative, -13.2%.

Both the over-the-counter and Rx drug production witnessed negative dynamics, with the over-the-counter drug production having fallen by 12.4% and Rx drug production by 8.2 in physical terms. Among the top 10 EphMRA groups of second level that are leaders in physical terms, eight showed negative dynamics. The following groups showed the worst dynamics: antivirals (-35%), painkillers (-23%), and cold and cough medications (-21%). This is obviously due to a low incidence of influenza and ARVI, which was achieved through preventive measures, including vaccination (the incidence of influenza and ARVI has dropped by 2.3 times by March, with the incidence of ARVI alone decreasing by more than 10%.)

Among the top 10 companies, Pharmstandard and Tatkhimfarmpreparaty still show the worst dynamics, with -26% and 22%, respectively. Pharmastandard has considerably decreased the production of the popular Citramon (-60%), Acidum Ascorbinicum (-38%), and Corvalolunm (-37%.) However, the production of the promoted Complivit and Pentalgin has also fallen by 32% and 26%, respectively. Tatkhimfarmpreparaty has decreased the production of Cough Pills (-80%), Ortophenum (-41%), and Validol (-35%.)

Despite that, we also witnessed positive dynamics. Avexima and Slavyanskaya Apteka are the leaders in the over-the-counter drug production, with a 3.3 and 2.4 times increase, respectively.

The worst dynamics among the Rx drug production are shown by solutions for intravenous injection (-34%) and anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatics medications (-24%), while the best dynamics are by Promomed (+67%) and Atoll (+37%.)

Read more about pharmaceutical drug production in Russia (March results) here:

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 – April 2018)