The Chemicals industry plays a fundamental role in the modern economy by transforming raw inputs into more than 70,000 products for intermediate or final consumption. As an enabling industry, it stands at the beginning of the value chains of numerous sectors, such as agriculture, food & beverages, consumer goods, construction and pharmaceuticals. It also plays a vital role in promoting human and economic development, improving food security and public health, and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources.
Activities associated with Chemicals are manufacturing of petroleum and coal products, basic chemicals, resins, polymers and speciality chemicals, industrial gases, fertilisers, paints and coatings, adhesives, plastics and rubber products. A number of consumer goods are also included, such as pharmaceuticals, hygiene and personal care products, cleaning compounds and toiletries.
China's healthcare system is hospital-centric, with public hospitals delivering approximately 90% of the inpatient and outpatient care consumed in the country in both hospitals and basic medical institutions. Nearly 40% of hospitals’ revenue is ...READ MORE
The Philippines healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector has grown gradually in past years due to the country’s population and economic growth. Recently, sector growth has accelerated due to policy measures to increase the healthcare budget which ...READ MORE
Indonesia's healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry is one of the least developed in ASEAN and Indonesia has low scores on most metrics – including number of hospitals and beds per 10,000 population and healthcare expenditure per capita. These ...READ MORE
The Malaysian healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector has been growing strongly as a result of factors including one of the highest population growth rates in the ASEAN region, increasing affluence, and growing access to healthcare funding. In ...READ MORE
Thailand is the second-largest pharmaceutical market in South East Asia, with sales of THB 152.9bn in 2015. The pharmaceutical industry specialises in generic drug production and this is the largest segment on the market. Spending on health is ...READ MORE
In 2015, the total Hungarian healthcare expenditure amounted to HUF 2,373.4bn, or 7.04% of GDP. Public financing schemes made up 67.1% of the healthcare spending. By regional standards, the Hungarian health spending as a percentage of GDP is high, ...READ MORE
China is the world’s second-largest pharmaceutical market, after the US, and the largest producer and exporter of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) globally. Since it is the world’s most populous country, with a large ageing ...READ MORE
In 2015, Chile was the sixth largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America in terms of sales volume, with 278mn units sold, and the seventh biggest in terms of sales value, with USD 1.53bn, based on ex-factory prices (USD 2.32bn, based on retail ...READ MORE
The Russian healthcare and pharmaceutical sector is suffering under the impact of ongoing recession in the Russian economy and depressed domestic demand. The healthcare system is in dire need of financing as lower oil prices and a sharply devalued ...READ MORE
The Czech pharmaceutical sector is very attractive for international pharmaceutical manufacturers due to the favourable cost-efficiency ratio. The pharmaceutical sector generated a GVA of CZK 17.9bn in 2015, accounting for 0.4% of the total GVA. ...READ MORE