The UK pharmaceutical sector commands an important position in the UK economy and Britain is one of the world's largest exporters of pharmaceuticals by value. One small, albeit important, component of the sector is the Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry, which manufactures medicinal active substances used for their pharmacological properties to make medicines. The industry is an integral part of the pharmaceutical supply chain and the pharmaceutical sector's research and development (R&D) process.
Companies in the Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry manufacture medicinal active substances that are used for their pharmacological properties to make medications, including antibiotics, basic vitamins, salicylic acids and aspirin. The industry also includes companies that process blood and glands and manufacture chemically pure sugars.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.