Dosed up: Rising export revenue and the entry of smaller players supports industry growth

Pharmaceuticals are a core segment of Ireland's economy and national exports. Low corporate tax rates and generous research and development tax credits offered by the Irish state make the country a highly appealing location for multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers to base their European operations. Nine of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world have a presence in the country and Ireland is the largest exporter of pharmaceuticals in the European Union and the fifth largest globally. Volatility in the industry, caused by year-on-year fluctuations in output, means that overall growth figures for the period are skewed. Over the five-year period through 2018, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.3% to reach €26.5 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A general increase in health consciousness should drive progress in pharmaceutical production
  • Overpayment issues could result in the state taking stricter measures when purchasing pharmaceutical products
  • Drugs to combat increasing bacterial resistance are expected to be developed in the future
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. In 2018, IBISWorld estimates the industry to have a capital intensity ratio of 1:0.82, meaning that for every €1.00 spent on capital, industry operators spend €0.82 on wages. This high level of capital intensity reflects the capital-intensive technology involved in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. This level has remained relatively constant over the past five years as incumbent firms have maintained a consistent turnover of products. However, the level of capital intensity varies between segments. For instance, the ethical and prescription product segment is considerably more capital intensive than the generic product segment...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Effective cost controls
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Exchange rate - euros per US dollar and Population aged 65 years and over in the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing in Ireland Industry?

    This industry includes companies that manufacture medications, chemical contraceptive products, medical diagnostic preparations, radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substances, animal health products and biotech pharmaceuticals. It also includes those that manufacture medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressings, and that prepare botanical products for pharmaceutical use.

    Industry Products
  • Therapeutic or prophylactic medication
  • Vaccines and antibiotics
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing antisera and other blood fractions, vaccines and diverse medications
  • Manufacturing chemical contraceptive products for external use and hormonal contraceptive medication
  • Manufacturing medical diagnostic preparations, including pregnancy tests
  • Manufacturing radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substances
  • Manufacturing biotech pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressings
  • Preparing botanical products for pharmaceutical use
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Exchange rate - euros per US dollar
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Public healthcare expenditure
  • MSCI World Index

  • Current Performance
    International chemistryPricing painsStructural changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Drug pipelinesBiosimilar productsMarginal outlook
  • Table: Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Dispensing Chemists in Ireland
  • Hospitals in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Therapeutic or prophylactic medication
  • Other
  • Vaccines and antibiotics
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Chart: Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blockbuster Drugs
  • Products that generate annual sales in excess of US$1 billion.
  • Generic Drugs
  • Drugs that are produced and distributed without patent protection.
  • Heath Service Executive (Hse)
  • Ireland's national provider of public health and social care.
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