Belarus Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q2 2015

Mar 10, 2015 - Business Monitor International - 89 pages - USD $1,295
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The Belarusian market will suffer from the impact of depreciation and economic instability as the country's economy becomes ever more reliant on Russia n loans to function. Furthermore, wage growth mandated by the government will become unsustainable, threatening to dampen internal consumption. Belarus will present little reward for high risk for most pharmaceutical companies in the region.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Pharmaceuticals: BYR8,927bn in 2013 (USD1.00bn) to BYR11,490bn (USD1.09bn) in 2014; +28.7% in local currency terms and +9.2% in US dollar terms.

Healthcare: BYR29,768bn (USD3.34bn) in 2013 to BYR37,249bn (USD3.55bn) in 2014; +25.1% in local currency terms and +6.1% in US dollar terms.

Risk/Reward Index

In our latest Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index (RRI) matrix, Belarus is 14th out of the 20 countries surveyed in the Central and Easter Europe (CEE) region, having considerably improved since the start of the year. However, although its Rewards variables (and in particular its Industry Rewards) are favourable, Belarus will continue to represent a very risky market on account of unresolved issues, such as the lack of patent protection, corruption and political tensions.

Key Trends And Developments
  • Belarusian deputies have adopted amendments to the Law on Medicines. The amendments to the law will simplify procedures of medical product registration, strengthen control over the quality of medicines and regulate prices. Under the current law, registration is carried out every five years, but the new law provides for the possibility of issuing a perpetual licence. The law also stipulates that only medication with an international certificate will enter the market, and in a year the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union - ensuring that quality controls remain rigorous.
  • Grindeks is considering building a plant in Russia or Belarus to serve its growing business in the CIS markets.
  • Belarus is set to join the PIC/S Scheme and the...
The Belarus Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report features BMI Research'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 Belarus Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives, investors, analysts and sales/marketing heads with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Belarus pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's pharmaceutical and healthcare market forecasts for Belarus, to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Belarusian pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Belarusian pharmaceutical and healthcare sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Belarus.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors using our company profiles (including SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and competitive landscape tables.

BMI Industry View

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

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Industry forecasts to end-2019 for all key indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecasts:
  • Healthcare: Total healthcare expenditure (USDbn), healthcare expenditure (% of GDP), healthcare expenditure per capita (USD), hospital beds, doctors, and birth & mortality rates (all per ‘000 population).
  • Pharmaceutical Market: Drug expenditure in USDbn, % of GDP and per capita (USD).
  • Patented Drug Market: Prescription drug sales (USDbn & % of total sales).
  • Generic Drug Market: Generic product sales (USDbn), generic sales (% of total sales).
  • OTC Drug Market: OTC sales (USDbn & % of total sales).
  • 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 USD, government expenditure and external debt.
BMI’s Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (both national and multinational) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of the market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Summary

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

Industry Developments

A focus on government healthcare reforms, epidemiological trends, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, market entries, FDI activity, R&D, biotechnology, clinical trials and supply chain issues.

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 analysis of the overall regulatory burden.

Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape section provides comparative company analyses and index by USD 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.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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