21 April, 2021
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Apr 20, 2021 - In 2019, the Ibuprofen market size was estimated at around $573 million. The high production cost and comparatively lower margin level in Ibuprofen API resulted in lower sales in 2019 due to a 20–30 percent price spike in final drug production.
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As an over-the-counter drug, Ibuprofen is a popular painkiller that is also used to treat fever. The demand for Ibuprofen is seeing a steady rise. It has been observed that the developed geographies, like the U.S. and Europe, have a higher demand for Ibuprofen than the developing side of the world. Even though scoring low in demand capability, developing nations are leading the supplier market, becoming global Ibuprofen exporters. As the world’s major manufacturer of API, China supplies 90 percent of the U.S.’s Ibuprofen requirements. Whereas India exports around 493 tons of Ibuprofen API to the UK and Ireland.
India and the U.S. are the leading supply centers for Ibuprofen API. All the major key stakeholders with bulk supplying and manufacturing capacities are located in these regions, capturing 70 percent of the global market.
Though COVID-19 had stagnated the production of API, affecting the ibuprofen market industry, manufacturers are growing their production capacities to bridge the demand-supply crunch globally. China has now resumed manufacturing APIs of the top-selling drugs, including Ibuprofen. The high cost of raw material in 2020 has led to an elevation in the price of Ibuprofen across the global ibuprofen market. The increasing API drug shortage has pushed China to increase the prices of these APIs by 22 percent.
Upscaling the production capabilities is the main strategy defined to ease the increasing demand for the Ibuprofen API. In addition to this, the manufacturing-friendly regulatory provision and lower taxation policies promote establishing Ibuprofen API manufacturing businesses and are fueling the growth of the Ibuprofen API market in East and South Asia. Further, the low labor cost and easy availability of raw materials for Ibuprofen API are also enabling the growth of the Ibuprofen market in the South Asian regions. With the rise in the number of patients in the South and East Asia region consuming non-controlled drugs, these supplying markets are soon to gain strong buying power.
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