Polish pharmaceutical market: modest growth expected between 2011 and 2013
The increase in OTC sales will exceed that of the disappointing year 2010, but this will not counterbalance the weak sales of reimbursed drugs. The sales of the latter might be at their most fruitful directly before the introduction of fixed margins and prices, which will take place, in accordance with the latest draft Reimbursement Act, on 1 January 2012.
Moderate increases expected on pharmacy market between 2010 and 2013
In 2010 the Polish pharmaceutical market grew by just 2%, to PLN 29.7bn (€7.4bn), the lowest figure in years, according to PMR estimates. The slowdown is attributed in part to a high comparative base (an 9% year-on-year increase in 2009), as sales in 2009 were boosted by the early peak of the flu season and concerns about swine flu, which impeded the increase in early 2010. Between 2011 and 2013 we expect relatively modest sales on the overall pharmaceutical market. The main reasons are the anticipated cuts in reimbursement and the reduction in the purchasing power of patients with regard to reimbursed drugs (as a result of changes to the reimbursement system in Poland which are to come into force in 2012).
Stagnation of the hospital market
According to our forecasts, the hospital market, which depends largely on public subsidies, will stagnate in the next three years, assuming an increase in value, of 0%-1% to PLN 2.9bn (€0.7) in 2013. It is expected that this will reflect cuts in spending: for example in 2010 the NFZ (National Health Fund) spent approximately PLN 1.6bn (€400m) on drug therapy programmes i.e. 33% y-o-y more, but in 2011 it intends to spend as much as PLN 1.5bn (€366m), which is 6% y-o-y less (the only reduction in spending between 2005 and 2011).
Sensory organ preparations and anitneoplastic and immunomodulating agents to be market drivers between 2011 and 2013
Between 2011 and 2013, the Polish pharmaceutical market will be driven by sales of sensory organ preparations (with a CAGR of 10%), antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents (with a CAGR of 9%), and drugs in the “Blood and blood forming organs” category (a CAGR of 7%). The incidence of ailments such as glaucoma, cancer and anaemia, along with deep vein thrombosis, which directly affects the sales of drugs in these categories, is increasing among the Polish public. Sales of preparations in the “Parasitology” ATC category will also grow more rapidly than the overall market, but this category accounts for an insignificant portion of the market.
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