Malaysia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q1 2015

Dec 17, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 140 pages - USD $1,295
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Malaysia's 2015 budget reinforces our upbeat outlook on the country's pharmaceutical market. Rising healthcare expenditure plans to improve medical access and efforts to mitigate the impact of the Goods and Service Tax on medicine prices will provide companies with significant revenue - earn ing opportunities. However, downside risks to our outlook include further economic slowdown forecast for 2015, worries of an increasing number of imitation drugs and growing political differences within both the o pposition and ruling coalitions.

Headline Expenditure Projections
  • Pharmaceuticals: MYR6.60bn (USD2.10bn) in 2013 to MYR7.22bn (USD2.25bn) in 2014; +9.3 % in local currency and +7.6% in US dollar terms. Forecast revised down from last quarter to better suit current market conditions.
  • Healthcare: MYR40.27bn (USD12.78bn) in 2013 to MYR43.79bn (USD13.68bn) in 2014; +8.7% in local currency and +7.1% in US dollar terms. Forecast unchanged from last quarter's figures.
Risk/Reward Index : Malaysia's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index (RRI) score for Q115 is 58.9 out of 100, making it the eighth most attractive pharmaceutical market in the Asia Pacific region. It posts above-average scores for every indicator.

Key Trends And Developments

In November 2014, Health Minister Dr Subramaniam stated that Malaysia attracted over 770,000 foreigners seeking healthcare at the country's private hospitals in 2013, with Indonesians accounting for around 56.76% of the total. The number of Indonesians travelling for healthcare to Malaysia stood at over 437,000: more than 27,000 Indians, about 22,300 Japanese and 21,000 Chinese people. The country also recorded health tourism from other nations, including Libya (about 19,000), Britain (17,000), Australia (13,300), the US (12,300), Bangladesh (about 12,000) and the Philippines (10,500). About 95 foreign medical specialists, including 18 female specialists, were practicing in Malaysia as of the end of September 2014.

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

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

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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