Sweden Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2014

Aug 26, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 121 pages - USD $1,295
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As Sweden's population grows older and demands for healthcare provision increase,the governmentis facing a concerning scenario of rapidly increasing expenditure on medical services. Restricting innovative drugmaker revenue streams while increasing the use of affordable generic medicines offers a partial solution to the problem, as does encouraging the consumption of older medicines over newer, higher-value medicines.

Headline Expenditure Projections
  • Pharmaceuticals: SEK36.28bn (USD5.70bn) in 2013 to SEK36.41bn (USD5.36bn) in 2014; +0.38% in local currency terms and -5.9% in US dollar terms.
  • Healthcare: SEK351.16bn (USD55.18bn) in 2013 to SEK360.12bn (USD53.03bn) in 2014; +2.6% in local currency terms and -3.9% in US dollar terms.
Risk/Reward Rating: Sweden remains viewed as a moderately attractive regional market. On the positive side, factors such as the country's high per capita incomes and strong regulatory foundations will continue to promote per capita spending on pharmaceuticals and healthcare in general. However, the downward pressure on pharmaceutical prices will continue to be acutely felt in this small market of fewer than 10mn people.

Key Trends And Developments

In June 2014, Telia Sweden launched a telemedicine platform called Telia Healthcare in the country. The aim is to help the elderly with low mobility to manage their healthcare via the use of its Home Care box, which uses sensors to communicate between the home and the clinic. It can help with service such as blood testing or ECG measurements. The trial with Vasterbotten county will involve 100-200 healthcare professionals at a number of town councils during 2014.

Sweden is not doing enough to treat people with mild to moderate mental health problems, a new OECD report concluded in July 2014. OECD data shows that deaths in Sweden related to schizophrenia have increased by 11% and deaths related to bipolar disorder have increased 21% between 2006 and 2011, although suicides...

The Sweden Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s forecasts for drugs and healthcare expenditure and imports and exports, focusing on the growth outlook for the prescription, OTC, patented drugs and generics market segments.

BMI's Sweden Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives, investors, analysts and sales/marketing heads with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Swedish pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent pharmaceutical and healthcare industry forecasts for Sweden to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Swedish pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Swedish pharmaceutical and healthcare sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Sweden.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.
Coverage

BMI Industry View & Industry SWOT

An at-a-glance perspective on latest regulatory developments, key forecast indicators and major corporate developments, covering the prescription, OTC and generics markets. The SWOT outlines strategic factors which affect BMI's forecast analysis, and taken together with BMI's political, economic and business environment SWOTS, it gives a complete overview of market climate.

Market Summary

Snapshot of key market characteristics, including total size of pharmaceuticals and healthcare segments, growth drivers, leading therapeutic areas and the competitive landscape.

Regulatory Regime

Details of the industry regulatory framework and key legislation covering the licensing of new products/services, pricing and reimbursements, intellectual property, taxation and advertising, as well as an analysis of the overall regulatory burden.

Industry Developments

Focus on government healthcare reforms, epidemiological trends, company M&As, product launches, market entries, FDI activity, R&D, biotechnology, clinical trials and supply chain issues.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below) supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Healthcare: Total healthcare expenditure (US$bn), healthcare expenditure (% of GDP), healthcare expenditure per capita (US$), hospital beds (per `000 population), doctors (per `000 population), birth and mortality rate (per `000 population)

Pharmaceutical market: Drug expenditure (US$bn), drug expenditure (% of GDP), drug expenditure per capita (US$)

Patented drug market: Prescription drug sales (US$bn), prescription sales (% of total sales), sales broken down by 14 therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, anti-infectives etc.)

Generic drug market: Generic product sales (US$bn), generic sales (% of total sales)

OTC drug market: OTC sales (US$bn), OTC sales (% of total sales), sales broken down by product types (analgesics, skin treatments, vitamins and minerals etc.)

Medical Devices: Medical device sales (US$bn), medical device sales (% of total healthcare market)

Macroeconomic Forecasts: Nominal and real GDP, % real GDP growth, % private consumption growth, % industrial output growth, % consumer price index, % GDP price deflator, exports, imports, trade balance, current account balance, foreign direct investment, exchange rate against US$, government expenditure, external debt.

Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape section provides comparative company analyses and rankings by US$ sales and % share of total sales - for the total pharmaceutical sector, as well as the OTC, generics, and distribution sub-sectors.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


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