Companies in the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing industry make various medicines, vaccines, biotech pharmaceuticals and botanical products for pharmaceutical use. The United Kingdom is one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world, so the industry commands an important position in both the global pharmaceutical market and the UK economy. In fact, the pharmaceutical sector as a whole is the third-largest contributor to UK economic growth. The industry is particularly important in terms of its research and development contribution. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from export sales. However, imports satisfy the lion's share of domestic demand.
This industry includes companies that manufacture medications, chemical contraceptive products, medical diagnostic preparations, radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substances and biotech pharmaceuticals. It also includes those that manufacture medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressings, and that prepare botanical products for pharmaceutical use.
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.