Slovakia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2014

Sep 26, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 114 pages - USD $1,295
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The Slovakian health ministry has introduced orders to reign in medical fees charged by doctors and outpatient physician, with rules set to enter effect from autumn this year. Medical fees by hospitals and doctors are symptomatic of the chronic inefficiency of healthcare funding within Slovakia. With the healthcare system set to come under the complete control of the Slovak state, funding issues will be resolved, but this will also have potential negative implications for the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector, as the state will hold significant leverage and out of pocket payments are still high. Nevertheless, Slovakia continues to be an attractive pharmaceutical market for large multi-nationals because it generally offers significant potential as a location for pharmaceutical research.

Headline Expenditure Projections
  • Pharmaceuticals: EUR1.67bn (USD2.20bn) in 2013 to EUR1.68bn (USD2.13bn) in 2014; 0.6% in local currency terms and -3.2% in US dollar terms. Figures in line with Q314 forecast.
  • Healthcare: EUR6.00bn (USD7.92bn) in 2013 to EUR6.07bn (USD7.71bn) in 2014; 1.2% in local currency terms and -2.6% in US dollar terms. Figures in line with Q314 forecast.
Risk/Reward Ratings

Slovakia's Risk rating indicates the country has one of the best business environments in the Central and Eastern European region, although its ranking is moderated by its less-than-stellar rewards score. Consequently, Slovakia has a RRR score of 55.2 out of 100, making it now the sixth most attractive pharmaceutical market in Central and Eastern Europe. This means the country has remained in the same position as in Q314.

Key Trends And Developments

In June 2014, the Slovakian health ministry has imposed a fine of EUR10,000 (USD13,619) each on two companies for the non-availability of medicines. The fines were imposed following a shortage of medicines for high cholesterol and epilepsy in the market. The ministry has imposed total fines of EUR70,000...

The Slovakia 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 Slovakia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives, investors, analysts and sales/marketing heads with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Slovak pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent pharmaceutical and healthcare industry forecasts for Slovakia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Slovak pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Slovak pharmaceutical and healthcare sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Slovakia.
  • 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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