Active pharmaceutical ingredient Market Size Worth 213.84 Billion USD by 2021

Active pharmaceutical ingredient Market
Active pharmaceutical ingredient Market
Active pharmaceutical ingredient Market

According to the report, global demand for active pharmaceutical ingredient market was valued at USD 148.22 billion in 2015, is expected to reach USD 213.84 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2016 and 2021.

Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is used in the manufacturing of a pharmaceutical drug as a biologically active compound. API is an organic compound which has unique chemical structure and stereochemistry. Any medication is made up of two portions. The first is the active pharmaceutical ingredients, which is the essential element of the drug. The second is known as an excipient which is an inner part of the drug. The active pharmaceutical ingredient is the chemically active substance, which is intended to deliver the desired impact in the body.

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The market for API is driven by a number of factors, such as increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, technological advancements in the API manufacturing, and growing incidences of age-related diseases. Furthermore, patent expiration of major drugs that increased generic drug sales, government initiatives flourishing the market growth. However, stringent regulatory requirement and decline in global economics may curb the worldwide active pharmaceutical ingredient market.

The global active pharmaceutical ingredient market size is broadly segmented based on API synthesis, type of manufacturing, type of API, and type of drug, application and by region. On the basis of API, synthesis market is segmented into biotech API, synthetic chemical API, and HPAPI (Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient). The biotech API is the leading segment and acquired a significant share in overall API market in 2015. On the basis of the type of manufacturing, the market is segmented into API contract manufacturing and in-house API manufacturing. The contract manufacturing emerged as major segment due to lower cost and higher quality of production of the API. Type segment of API includes synthetic API and biological API.

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By type of drug, the market is segmented into branded drugs, generic drugs, and OTC (Over the Counter) drugs.  The generic prescription drugs segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the upcoming years due to their low cost compared to branded drugs. Cardiology, oncology, anti-inflammatory, gastrointestinal and others are the key therapeutic application segmentation of API market. According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer was one of the major causes of mortality across the globe. Thus, the oncology segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the global API market.

The report covers forecast and analysis for the active pharmaceutical ingredient market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on revenue (USD Billion). The study includes drivers and restraints for the active pharmaceutical ingredient along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the active pharmaceutical ingredient market on a global level.

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In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the active pharmaceutical ingredient market, we have included a detailed segmentation of active pharmaceutical ingredient. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the active pharmaceutical ingredient market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein type segments and application segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the active pharmaceutical ingredient market by segmenting the market based on API synthesis, biotech API, synthetic chemical API and HPAPI. All the segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2015 to 2021. The active pharmaceutical ingredient market’s manufacturing type segment includes contract manufacturing and in-house API manufacturing. The drug type segment includes branded drugs, generic drugs, and OTC drugs. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the world. This segmentation includes demand for active pharmaceutical ingredient based on individual applications in all the regions.

The key players active in this market are Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, Novartis International AG, BASF SE, Pfizer, Inc., Aurobindo, Albemarle Corporation, and Boehringer Ingelheim among others.

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The report segments the global active pharmaceutical ingredient market as:

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market: API Synthesis Segment Analysis

  • Biotech API
  • Synthetic Chemical API

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market: Type of Manufacturing Segment Analysis

  • Contract Manufacturing
  • In-House API Manufacturing

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market: Type of API Segment Analysis

  • Synthetic API
  • Biological API

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market: Drug Type Segment Analysis

  • Branded Drugs
  • Generic Drugs
  • OTC Drugs

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market: Therapeutic Application Segment Analysis

  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Other

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