Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Worth $957.59 Billion By 2028

July 2021 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Growth & Trends

The global pharmaceutical manufacturing market size is expected to reach USD 957.59 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 11.34% over the forecast years, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The presence of supportive regulatory legislations, patentability norms, and high funding and investments in the pharmaceutical industry are anticipated to drive market growth. In addition, the broadening of preventive care has created significant opportunities in the market.

The high burden of diseases, economic growth leading to a rise in disposable incomes, improvements in healthcare infrastructure, better healthcare financing, and a rise in the geriatric population have spurred the demand for pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. These factors have also prompted many individuals to use medications to improve their quality of life and wellness. In addition, the emergence of new pandemics, viruses, and drug-resistant infections has provided potential avenues for pharmaceutical manufacturers to accelerate their drug production.

Several drug developers have shifted their preferences towards continuous manufacturing approaches to minimize production costs, overcome medicine shortages, and improve efficiencies. For instance, in March 2021, CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals announced the construction of the first GMP facility using continuous manufacturing equipment. The company has received a contract from the U.S. government for the production of finished dosage forms and critical APIs. North America accounted for the highest revenue share in 2029 as the U.S. market represents the largest pharmaceutical industry with a substantial number of drug manufacturers.


key Request a free sample copy or view report summary: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Report


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Report Highlights

  • Conventional drug manufacturing captured a significant revenue share in 2020 owing to the high penetration of small molecules in terms of usage. An increasing number of regulatory approvals has also positively impacted the segment growth

  • Outsource drug development accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020 due to continuous efforts undertaken by the key service providers to expand their production capacities

  • The Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicines segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028 due to the continuous transition from prescription to OTC. This shift from prescription medicines to OTC medicines has potentially benefitted the patients both financially and in terms of better health

  • The children & adolescents segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028 due to the presence of supportive government initiatives that encourage pediatric studies. The Pediatric Research Equity Act and Best Practices for Children Act are among the few initiatives of the FDA that focus on the development of drugs for children

  • The retail sale channel segment held the maximum revenue share as a large percentage of individuals use a retail pharmacy as their one-stop-shop for pharmaceutical products

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global pharmaceutical manufacturing market on the basis of molecule type, drug development type, formulation, routes of administration, therapy area, prescription, age group, sales channel, and region:

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Molecule Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Biologics & Biosimilars (Large Molecules)

  • Conventional Drugs (Small Molecules)

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Drug Development Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • In-house

  • Outsource

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulation Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Tablets

  • Capsules

  • Injectable

  • Sprays

  • Suspensions

  • Powders

  • Other Formulations

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Routes of Administration Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Oral

  • Topical

  • Parenteral

  • Inhalations

  • Other Routes of Administration

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Therapy Area Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs)

  • Pain

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Respiratory Diseases

  • Other Diseases

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Prescription Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Prescription Medicines

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Age Group Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Geriatric

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sales Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • Retail

  • Non-retail

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2028)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • U.K.

    • France

    • Spain

    • Italy

  • Asia Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

  • Middle East Africa (MEA)

    • South Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

List of Key Players of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

  • Novartis AG

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc

  • Pfizer, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.

  • AstraZeneca

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Sanofi SA

  • Eli Lilly and Company

  • AbbVie, Inc.

  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

  • Novo Nordisk A/S

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Cipla Ltd.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb Company

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Pricing & Purchase Options

Service Guarantee

  • Insured Buying

    This report has a service guarantee. We stand by our report quality.

  • Confidentiality

    Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure.

  • GDPR.EU
  • Custom research service

    Design an exclusive study to serve your research needs.

  • 24/5 Research support

    Get your queries resolved from an industry expert.

Buy Chapters or Sections

Avail customized purchase options to meet your research needs:

  • Buy sections of this report
  • Buy country level reports
  • Request for historical data
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

Related Market Research