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    Statistics on veterinary medicines

    20.03.2018
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    Veterinary drug statistics is based on wholesaler’s reports. The statistics of veterinary medicinal products includes sales to general and veterinary pharmacies, veterinarians and to other institutions.

    WHOLESALERS

    In 2017, seven wholesalers sold veterinary medicines to general and veterinary pharmacies, veterinarians and to other institutions. As shown below, two largest wholesalers covered over 79% of the total veterinary medicinal products market. Four largest wholesalers covered approximately 99% of the total veterinary medicinal products market and the share of the rest of wholesalers was modest.

    Wholesaler20132014201520162017
    Zoovetvaru OÜ46,7%46,1%40,7%46,0%49.6%
    Magnum Veterinaaria AS23,5%26,2%29,0%29,4%29.8%
    Dimedium AS  9,6%17,7%15.5%
    Optimer AS2.7%2.5%3.3%3.6%3.6%

    *The data is sorted by the year 2017, descending

    VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCTS MARKET

    The veterinary medicinal products market is expressed in wholesale prices which includes the price of the manufacturer and wholesaler’s mark-up without the VAT.

    The veterinary medicinal products market increased 6-9% in years 2012-2014. In 2015 the total sales decreased 5%. In 2016 the sales increased again comparing to previous year, 7.8%. In 2017 the veterinary medicines market increased 8.0% reaching to 12.48 million euros.


    Figure 1. Estonian veterinary products market in 2013-2017

    VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE

    Sales to the veterinary doctors or to the agricultural companies represented by veterinary doctor covered 87% (10.84 million euros) of the total veterinary medicinal products market in 2017. Almost 6% (0.75 million euros) of veterinary medicines were sold to the veterinary pharmacies and 5% (0.62 million euros) to the general pharmacies. Sales to the other institutions were 2% (0.27 million euros).


    Figure 2. Sales of veterinary medicinal products in 2013-2017

    VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE BETWEEN ATCvet GROUPS

    Based on ATCvet classification antiinfectives had the largest market share (26.2%), followed by immunologicals (21.0%) and antiparasitic products (20.6%). The rest of the ATCvet groups covered 32% of the total veterinary medicines market.


    Figure 3. Estonian veterinary medicinal products market share between ATCvet groups in 2015-2017

    The most sold antibacterials for systemic use were third-generation cephalosporins (QJ01DD), fluoroquinolones (QJ01MA) and penicillins with extended spectrum (QJ01CA).


    Figure 4. Turnover of most sold antibacterials in 2013-2017

    49% of immulogocals sold in 2017 were immunologicals for suidae.


    Figure 5. Turnover of immunologicals in 2013-2017

    HUMAN MEDICINES FOR VETERINARY USE

    In the absence of authorised veterinary medicine, veterinarian can use authorised human medicine if necessary. The most sold human medicines for veterinary use were drugs for sensory organs and nervous system, followed by antiinfectives for systemic use and drugs for blood and blood forming organs.


    Figure 6. Human medicines sales for veterinary use in 2017