New Market Research Report: Netherlands Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2014

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Aug 26 2014

The contraction of the Dutch economy during the first quarter of 2014 casts doubt on the durability of its recovery. The government will continue with austerity measures to meet the terms of EU budget criteria and further restrictions on drug expenditure look likely, particularly on essential medicines. Although healthcare expenditure continues to increase (in local currency terms), we maintain our view that additional caps on medicines prices will work to create a subdued outlook for patented and generic drugmakers operating in the country.

Headline Expenditure Projections

* Pharmaceuticals: EUR6.09bn (USD8.04bn) in 2013 to EUR5.89bn (USD7.90bn) in 2014; -3.2% in local currency terms and -1.7% in US dollar terms.
* Healthcare: EUR70.34bn (USD92.85bn) in 2013 to EUR71.31bn (USD95.55bn) in 2014; 1.4% in local currency terms and 2.9% in US dollar terms.

Risk/Reward Ratings

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The Netherlands continues to rank in the lower half of BMI's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Ratings (RRRs) for the 15 key Western European markets, falling one place to 12 th in our ratings for Q414. The country fell from eighth in Q413. At 65, its overall RRR score remains slightly below the regional average of 68. This was the result of the rise of Finland and the incorporation of Denmark in our ratings system, both of which overtook the Netherlands. While the country offers drugmakers a relatively low-risk operating environment, poor market prospects - due to pressures on pricing and reimbursement and the market's maturity - will continue to weigh down the country's overall standing.

Key Trends And Developments


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

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent pharmaceutical and healthcare industry forecasts for Netherlands to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Dutch pharmaceutical and healthcare market.

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