Generic Injectables Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022



Generic injectables are bio-equivalents of their branded counterparts which are not protected by drug patents. They are as safe and effective as the innovator drugs since they have similar active ingredient, dosage, strength, quality, form, etc. Although the manufacturing of generic injectables is complex, their R&D cycle is cheaper and shorter. Unlike branded drug manufacturers who spend millions of dollars on R&D and marketing, generic drug manufacturers do not require such investments. Moreover, the number of competitors in the generic injectables market is lower as compared to oral generics, resulting in limited price erosion and significantly higher profit margins.

Owing to the advantages offered by generic injectables, governments in various countries are supporting their manufacture. Additionally, an increase in drug shortages, especially in the US, along with patent expiry of a number of blockbuster drugs, aging population and rising prevalence of chronic as well as lifestyle diseases represent some of the other factors driving the growth of the market. According to IMARC Group’s latest report titled, “Generic Injectables Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022”, the global generic injectables market reached a value of more than US$ 23 Billion in 2016, exhibiting a CAGR of around 9% during 2009-2016.

The report has segmented the market on the basis of therapeutic area as oncology, anaesthesia, anti-infectives, parenteral nutrition, cardiovascular and others. Currently, the oncology segment accounts for the majority of the total market share. Further, the report has segmented the market on the basis of distribution channels covering hospitals and retail pharmacy stores. Among these, hospitals account for the largest market share. On a regional-basis, the report covers North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. North America represents the largest region, accounting for more than a half of the total global share. The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Hospira (Pfizer), Fresenius Kabi, Hikma, Sandoz (Novartis), Sagent, Sanofi and Baxter.

This report provides a deep insight into the global generic injectables industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the global generic injectables industry in any manner.


Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the generic injectables market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global generic injectables industry?
  • What are the price trends of generic injectables?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the generic injectables industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the generic injectables industry?
  • What is the structure of the global generic injectables industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global generic injectables industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the generic injectables industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • How are generic injectables manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for generic injectables?
  • What are the transportation requirements for generic injectables?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a generic injectables manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology

    2.1 Objectives of the study
    2.2 Stakeholders
    2.3 Data Sources
        2.3.1 Primary Sources
        2.3.2 Secondary Sources
    2.4 Market Estimation
        2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction

    4.1 Overview    
    4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Generic Drug Market
    5.1 Market Overview
    5.2 Market Performance
    5.3 Market Breakup by Region
    5.4 Market Forecast
    5.5 Major Players
6 Global Generic Drug Delivery Market
    6.1 Oral
    6.2 Injectables   
    6.3 Dermal/Topical
    6.4 Inhalers
7 Global Generic Injectables Market
    7.1 Market Overview
    7.2 Market Performance
    7.3 Market Breakup by Region
    7.4 Market Breakup by Therapeutic Area
    7.5 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    7.6 Market Forecast
    7.7 SWOT Analysis
        7.7.1 Strengths
        7.7.2 Weaknesses
        7.7.3 Opportunities
        7.7.4 Threats
    7.8 Value Chain Analysis
    7.9 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        7.9.1 Overview
        7.9.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
        7.9.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        7.9.4 Degree of Competition
        7.9.5 Threat of New Entrants
        7.9.6 Threat of Substitutes
     7.10 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
8 Global Generic Injectables Market: Performance of Key Regions
    8.1 North America
    8.2 Europe
    8.3 Asia
    8.4 Latin America
    8.5 Middle East and Africa
9 Market by Therapeutic Area
    9.1 Oncology
    9.2 Anaesthesia
    9.3 Anti-infectives
    9.4 Parenteral Nutrition
    9.5 Cardiovascular
10 Market by Distribution Channel
    10.1 Hospitals
    10.2 Retail Pharmacy Stores
11 Global Generic Injectable Market: Competitive Landscape
    11.1 Competitive Structure
    11.2 Market Breakup by Key Players    
12 Generic Injectable Manufacturing Process
    12.1 Product Overview
    12.2 Detailed Process Flow (Injectable)
    12.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    12.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13 Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    13.1 Land Requirements and Expenditures
    13.2 Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    13.3 Plant Machinery
    13.4 Machinery Pictures
    13.5 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    13.6 Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    13.7 Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    13.8 Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    13.9 Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    13.10 Other Capital Investments
14 Loans and Financial Assistance
15 Project Economics

    15.1 Capital Cost of the Project
    15.2 Techno-Economic Parameters
    15.3 Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    15.4 Taxation and Depreciation
    15.5 Income Projections
    15.6 Expenditure Projections
    15.7 Financial Analysis
    15.8 Profit Analysis
16 Key Player Profiles
     16.1 Hospira (Pfizer)
         16.1.1 Company Overview
         16.1.2 Product Portfolio
         16.1.3 Financials
         16.1.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.2 Fresenius Kabi
         16.2.1 Company Overview
         16.2.2 Product Portfolio
         16.2.3 Financials
         16.2.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.3 Hikma
        16.3.1 Company Overview
         16.3.2 Product Portfolio
         16.3.3 Financials
         16.3.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.4 Sandoz (Novartis)
         16.4.1 Company Overview
         16.4.2 Product Portfolio
         16.4.3 Financials
         16.4.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.5 Sagent
         16.5.1Company Overview
         16.5.2 Product Portfolio
         16.5.3 Financials
         16.5.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.6 Sanofi
         16.6.1 Company Overview
         16.6.2 Product Portfolio
         16.6.3 Financials
         16.6.4 SWOT Analysis
     16.7 Baxter
         16.7.1 Company Overview
         16.7.2 Product Portfolio
         16.7.3 Financials
         16.7.4 SWOT Analysis


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Generic Drug Market: Sales Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2010 – 2016
Figure 2: Global: Generic Drug Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 3: Global: Generic Drug Market Forecast: Sales Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2017 – 2022
Figure 4: Global: Generic Drug Delivery Market: Oral (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 5: Global: Generic Drug Delivery Market: Injectables (in Million US$), 2009,2 016 & 2022
Figure 6: Global: Generic Drug Delivery Market: Dermal/Topical (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 7: Global: Generic Drug Delivery Market: Inhalers (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 8: Global: Generic Injectables Market: Sales Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2009 – 2016
Figure 9: Global: Generic Injectables Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 10: Global: Generic Injectables Market: Breakup by Therapeutic Area (in %), 2016
Figure 11: Global: Generic Injectables Market: Breakup by Distribution Channels (in %), 2016
Figure 12: Global: Generic Injectables Market Forecast: Sales Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2017 – 2022
Figure 13: Global: Generic Injectables Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 14: Global: Generic Injectables Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 15: Global: Generic Injectables Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 16: North America: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 17: Europe: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 18: Asia: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 19: Latin America: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 20: Middle East and Africa: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 21: Oncology: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 22: Anaesthesia: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 23: Anti-infectives: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 24: Parenteral Nutrition: Generic Injectable Market (in Billion US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 25: Cardiovascular: Generic Injectable Market (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 26: Hospitals: Generic Injectable Market (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 27: Retail Pharmacy Stores: Generic Injectable Market (in Million US$), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 28: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 29: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 30: Generic Injectable Manufacturing: Production Cost Breakup (in %)
Figure 31: Generic Injectable Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 32: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 33: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Generic Drug Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2022
Table 2: Global: Generic Drug Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2017-2022
Table 3: Global: Generic Drug Market: Revenues of Key Players (in US$ Billion), 2016
Table 4: Global: Generic Injectables Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2022
Table 5: Global: Generic Injectables Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2017-2022
Table 6: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 7: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 8: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery Unit (in US$)
Table 9: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 10: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 11: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 12: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 13: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 14: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 15: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation (in US$)
Table 16: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 17: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 18: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 19: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 20: Generic Injectable Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account


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