"Singapore Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2015" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Sep 07 2015

Challenges to Singapore's medical tourism sector will intensify. Critically, the high cost of medical treatment relative to its regional peers will serve as a financial deterrent for foreign patients, which are further exacerbated by the strength of the Singapore dollar. In addition, government support has remained limited as compared with Thailand and Malaysia, which will see Singapore losing medical tourists to these competing hubs. This will in turn pose downside risks to multinational drugmakers as medical tourism has been a strong source of demand for high value medicines.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Pharmaceuticals : SGD1.04bn (USD822mn) in 2014 to SGD1.1bn (USD808mn) by 2015; +5.3% in local currency terms and -1.7% in USD terms. Forecast maintained from previous quarter.
Healthcare: SGD18.3bn (USD14.4bn) in 2014 to SGD19.6bn (USD14.5bn) by 2015; +7.7% in local currency terms and +0.5% in USD terms. Forecast maintained from previous quarter.

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Risk/Reward Index

Singapore is ranked seventh out of 19 other Asia Pacific markets (scoring 59.7 out of a maximum 100) on BMI's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index for Q415. The country's above average score on country rewards (scoring 16.8 out of 21.0) with the highest score for risk (28.1 out of 35) in the region is weighed down by the limited industry rewards (14.8 out of 44) due to the country's small population.

Key Trends And Developments

In June 2015, the government disclosed that premiums for integrated health insurance plans may eventually go up. This comes as five private insurers promised that they would not raise premiums for integrated insurance plans when MediShield Life is implemented later this year.

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

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's pharmaceutical and healthcare market forecasts for Singapore, to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Singaporean pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in the Singaporean pharmaceutical and healthcare sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Singapore.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors

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