Japan Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.47% during 2024-2032, Stimulated by Increasing Demand for High-Quality Pharmaceuticals

December 14, 2023 | Healthcare

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Japan Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market Report by Drug Type (Innovative Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)), Type of Manufacturer (Captive Manufacturers, Merchant API Manufacturers), Type of Synthesis (Synthetic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Biotech Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)), Therapeutic Application (Oncology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Diabetes, Central Nervous System Disorders, Neurological Disorders, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the Japan active pharmaceutical ingredients market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.47% during 2024-2032. Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are the essential components responsible for the therapeutic effects of pharmaceutical drugs. They are the pharmacologically active compounds within a drug formulation that directly treat a particular medical condition. The production of APIs is a meticulous and highly regulated process, involving several stages to ensure purity, safety, and efficacy. They are processed through a series of steps, beginning with chemical synthesis or extraction from natural sources, such as plants or microorganisms. The subsequent purification and refinement processes are crucial to eliminate impurities and contaminants, resulting in a highly potent and pure substance. Stringent quality control measures are employed throughout these processes to meet regulatory standards. Moreover, APIs allow for the development of various dosage forms, such as tablets, capsules, or injections, making it easier for patients to receive treatment. The uses of APIs are vast and encompass a wide range of medical conditions. They are the foundation of pharmaceutical products across numerous therapeutic categories, including antibiotics, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and cardiovascular medications.  

Japan Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Market Trends:

Japan active pharmaceutical ingredients market is influenced by several key drivers, such as the increasing demand for pharmaceutical products, both domestically and globally. With a well-established healthcare infrastructure and a growing elderly population, Japan remains a key player in the pharmaceutical industry. In line with this, the emphasis on research and development (R&D) activities, along with stringent regulatory standards, ensures the production of high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), which is further fueling the market growth. Furthermore, Japan's reputation for technological innovation and adherence to international quality standards positions it as a reliable source for APIs, which is boosting the market growth. The market's growth is also attributed to the rise in chronic diseases, prompting pharmaceutical companies to invest in innovative therapies, thereby necessitating a steady supply of APIs. In line with this, the country's commitment to maintaining a competitive edge in the pharmaceutical sector is another growth-inducing factor for the market. Additionally, Japan active pharmaceutical ingredients market benefits from collaborations between local pharmaceutical manufacturers and international players, which is propelling the market growth. 

Market Summary:

  • Based on the drug type, the market has been bifurcated into innovative active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).
  • On the basis of the type of manufacturer, the market is categorized into captive manufacturers and merchant API manufacturers (innovative merchant API manufacturers and generic merchant API manufacturers).
  • By the type of synthesis, the market is divided into synthetic active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), [type (innovative synthetic APIs and generic synthetic APIs)], biotech active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), [type (innovative biotech APIs and biosimilars)], [product (monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, cytokines, fusion proteins, therapeutic enzymes, and blood factors)], [expression system, (mammalian expression systems, microbial expression systems, yeast expression systems, transgenic animal systems, and others)].
  • Based on therapeutic application, the market is segmented into oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory, diabetes, central nervous system disorders, neurological disorders, and others.
  • On regional basis, the market has been categorized into Kanto Region, Kansai/Kinki Region, Central/ Chubu Region, Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Tohoku Region, Chugoku Region, Hokkaido Region, and Shikoku Region.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has been examined in the report, along with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the industry.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Future Market Assessment:
  • Drug Type
  • Type of Manufacturer
  • Type of Synthesis
  • Therapeutic Application
  • Region
Drug Types Covered Innovative Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)
Types of Manufacturer Covered
  • Captive Manufacturers 
  • Merchant API Manufacturers: Innovative Merchant API Manufacturers, Generic Merchant API Manufacturers
Types of Synthesis Covered
  • Synthetic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): Type
  • Biotech Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): Type, Product, Expression System
Therapeutic Applications Covered Oncology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Diabetes, Central Nervous System Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Others
Regions Covered Kanto Region, Kansai/Kinki Region, Central/ Chubu Region, Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Tohoku Region, Chugoku Region, Hokkaido Region, Shikoku Region
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