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    Statistics on veterinary medicines

    22.03.2017
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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. In 2016 10 wholesalers sold veterinary medicines to general and veterinary pharmacies, veterinarians and to other institutions.

    As shown below, market share of 2 largest cover over 70% of total veterinary medicines market.

    Wholesaler20122013201420152016
    Zoovetvaru OÜ50,5%46,7%46,1%40,7%46,0%
    Magnum Veterinaaria AS22,2%23,5%26,2%29,0%29,4%
    Dimedium AS   9,6%17,7%
    Interchemie werken "De Adelaar" Eesti AS1,3%1,4%1,2%1,1%1,6%
    Dimela AS10,2%12,1%11,7%8,4% 
    Remedium AS12,1%12,3%11,0%6,1% 

    *The data is sorted by the year 2016, descending

    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 veterinary medicines market was 11.56 million Euros which shows a slight increase (+7.8%) again comparing to previous year.

    In 2016 87% of veterinary medicines were sold directly to the veterinary doctors or to the agricultural companies represented by veterinary doctor. Almost 6% of veterinary medicines were sold to the veterinary pharmacies, 5% to the general pharmacies and 2% to other institutions.

    Based on ATC classification antiinfectives had the largest market share (28.5%), followed by immunologicals (21.6%) and antiparasitic products (20%). The rest of the ATC groups covered 30% of total veterinary medicines market.

    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 antiinfectives for systemic use, followed by drugs for blood and blood forming organs and alimentary tract and metabolism.