TOP-10 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Russia

TOP-10 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Russia

Annually many companies perform their studies in pharmacy trends. The same is on the Russian drug market: according to DSM Group who studied drug market in Russia in 2019, top-10 largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Russia comprise both foreign and domestic drug producers.

The largest sales

As statistics in 2019 shows, Russian people consumed the drugs of over 900 manufacturers all over the world. At that, vast majority of the drugs are supplied by 10 companies only:

1. Bayer. The undisputed leader of the Russian pharmaceutical market. Moreover, the company from Germany is in top 20 largest international pharmaceutical companies. Russian consumers know the company by Aspirin, Alka-Seltzer, Rennie and others.

2. Novartis. Russian top-2 and world’s top-3 drug manufacturers. The Swiss company is primarily engaged in innovative drugs manufacture. Exoderil, Linex and other drugs are most demanded by the Russian consumers.

3. Sanofi. Despite a slight decrease, the French company is still in the lead and is well known to the consumer thanks to Magne B6, Lazolvan, Festal and some others.

4. Servier. One more French big name and high sales company. Yet through it all, nearly 90% of the company's drugs have full-cycle production in Russia.

5. Teva. The headquarters of this trans-world company is located in Israel, and the company is actively developing the Russian pharmaceutical market and expanding its activities every year. Recently, the company presented its first Russia-produced drug for migraine.

6. OTC-Pharm. The role of this company in the Russian pharmacy market leaders’ rating is constantly growing. Today it is the largest manufacturer of OTC-drugs like Genferon, Rino Stop, Arbidol, Pentalgin and others.

7. Takeda. The Company is Japanese world leader in the production of oncology, neurology and other rare diseases drugs. It is in Russia only that the company takes the top-10. Latest data show the Company takes the top 15 of global pharmaceutical companies.

8. KRKA. The world generics leader. The company's products are sold in over 70 countries. At that, the Company has its own dealer centers in each country, which significantly reduces the manufacturing costs.

9. Gedeon Richter. Hungarian 115 year-old company represented mainly on the European market. The company has 9 own research centers and produces both generics and original drugs.

10. GlaxoSmithKline. The British company is primarily engaged in the production of drugs for respiratory diseases, HIV, and vaccines (including pediatric ones).

In total, experts state annual growth of the Russian pharmaceutical market; at that, large manufacturers remain stable.