Iraq Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 80 pages - USD $1,295
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The long-term prospects for the Iraqi pharmaceutical and healthcare markets remain promising given rising healthcare expenditure as well as further population growth. The Iraqi government has reportedly pledged to invest USD12bn into healthcare expansions in 2014, and the Ministry of Health recently awarded 18 health project contracts worth USD276mn. However, the projected growth of Iraq's pharmaceutical market in 2014 and 2015 is linked to an oil-driven economic expansion, which is dependent on the government's ability to represent and appease the country's factions. In the short term, numerous factors, however, will continue to hamper market growth such as expected further political unrest with accompanying high level of violence and even the possibility of a partition of the country.

Headline Expenditure Projections
  • Pharmaceuticals: IQD1,573bn (USD1.35bn) in 2013 to IQD1,756bn (USD1.51bn) in 2014; +11.6% in local currency and +11.8% in US dollar terms. Forecast slightly lower than in Q314.
  • Healthcare: IQD9,701bn (USD8.33bn) in 2013 to IQD10,562bn (USD9.08bn) in 2014; +8.9% in local currency and +9.1% in US dollar terms. Forecast again higher vis-a-vis Q314 due to macroeconomic conditions.
Risk/Reward Rating

Iraq's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Rating (RRR) score for Q414 reflects the market's potential and its strong economic growth prospects. It performs better in terms of Rewards than Risks. In Q414 Iraq scores 42.0 out of 100, making it the 16th most attractive pharmaceutical market in the Middle East and African region. While its score has slightly increased, the country's position is unchanged from Q314.

Key Trends And Developments

On September 8, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, a former finance minister and vice president, was appointed oil minister in Iraq's new government, reports Reuters. The minister faces several challenges ahead, such as resolving disputes over Kurdish oil production and dispelling the fears of foreign investors about Islamic...

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

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