Angola Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report

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Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI's Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Risk Reward Index, Market Summary, Economic Forecasts, Company Profiles and Competitive Landscape.

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BMI View: Angola is emerging from a long civil war, which ha s resulted in years of neglect of its healthcare sector. Whilst the government is taking positive measures to address a lack of hospitals and medical professionals via infrastructure projects, foreign investment in the healthcare sector and a fast growing population remain key growth factors for both pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. However, we believe uncertainty surrounding President Eduardo Jose Dos Santos' succession and the rise in civil unrest will dampen multinational drugmakers ' interest in the market.

Headline Expenditure Forecasts

  • Pharmaceuticals: AOA34.25bn (USD282mn) in 2015 to AOA36.70bn (USD252mn) in 2016; +7.1% in local currency and -10.7% in US dollar terms.

  • Healthcare: AOA640.83bn (USD5.28bn) in 2015 to AOA703.14bn (USD4.83bn) in 2016; +9.7% in local currency and -8.5% in US dollar terms.

Headline Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Forecasts (Angola 2014-2020)
2014 2015e 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: WHO, National Sources, BMI
Pharmaceutical sales, USDbn 0.326 0.282 0.252 0.260 0.278 0.298 0.320
Pharmaceutical sales, % of GDP 0.22 0.27 0.25 0.23 0.21 0.22 0.21
Pharmaceutical sales, % of health expenditure 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1
Health spending, USDbn 6.026 5.277 4.829 5.046 5.424 5.835 6.289

Risk/Reward Index

Angola's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index (RRI) score for Q216 is 27.3, an improvement from last quarter's score of 24.4. The country's score only bests Nigeria (27.3) and Zimbabwe (25.0), making it the third least attractive pharmaceutical market of the 31 countries in the Middle East and Africa region, sitting just below Zambia (29.1). The country fares better in terms of Rewards than Risks, reflecting the country's oil-rich economy, its high real GDP growth and fast growing population.

Latest Updates:

  • In January 2016, the Bundas Municipal director of health stated that in 2015, the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre diagnosed at least 293 new cases of HIV/AIDS in the city, an increase from 167 in 2014.

  • Also in January 2016, the Angolan Minister of Health pledged his commitment to improve education, care and affordability of treatment for patients with diabetes.

  • United Arab Emirates-based Canadian Specialist Hospital said it is to fully explore hospital building opportunities in Angola, conducting a feasibility study in recent months with the aim of expanding operations in Africa.

BMI Economic View

Strong growth in Angola's crude oil production will pave the way for more robust real GDP growth in 2016. The resulting increase in government revenues will contribute to several infrastructure projects that will also support GDP over the year. However, increasing import costs as the effects of currency devaluations feed through into prices will pose a strong headwind.

BMI Political View

The Angolan government's crackdown on public displays of opposition is indicative of the fears surrounding the issue of President Eduardo Jose Dos Santos' succession. Although specific details of his succession remain unclear, there will be increased public protest and government violence as competing interests fight to have their voices heard.

BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Forecasts (Angola 2013-2019)
Industry Forecast
Pharmaceutical Market Forecast
Table: Pharmaceutical Sales, Historical Data And Forecasts (Angola 2011-2019)
Healthcare Market Forecast
Table: Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Angola 2011-2019)
Table: Government Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Angola 2011-2019)
Table: Private Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Angola 2011-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Middle East and Africa Risk/Reward Index - Q1 2016
Angola Risk/Reward Index
Regulatory Review
Intellectual Property Issues
Pricing Regime
Market Overview
Healthcare Sector
Clinical Trials
Competitive Landscape
Company Developments
Company Profile
Nova Angom-dica
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Angola 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Angola 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Angola 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Angola 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Angola 1990-2025)
Pharmaceutical Expenditure Forecast Model
Healthcare Expenditure Forecast Model
Notes On Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Index Overview
Table: Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Indicator Weightings

The Angola Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report features BMI Research's forecasts for drugs and healthcare expenditure and imports and exports, focusing on the growth outlook for the prescription, OTC, patented drugs and generics market segments.

BMI's Angola Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives, investors, analysts and sales/marketing heads with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Angola pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's pharmaceutical and healthcare market forecasts for Angola, to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Angolan pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Angolan pharmaceutical and healthcare sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Angola.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors using our company profiles (including SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and competitive landscape tables.


BMI Industry View

An at-a-glance perspective on the latest regulatory developments, key forecast indicators and major corporate developments, covering the prescription, OTC and generics markets. The pharmaceuticals and healthcare SWOT outlines strategic factors that affect the basic assumptions underpinning BMI’s forecast analysis, and taken together with BMI’s political, economic and business environment SWOTs, it gives a complete overview of market climate.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Industry forecasts to end-2019 for all key indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecasts:

  • Healthcare: Total healthcare expenditure (USDbn), healthcare expenditure (% of GDP), healthcare expenditure per capita (USD), hospital beds, doctors, and birth & mortality rates (all per ‘000 population).
  • Pharmaceutical Market: Drug expenditure in USDbn, % of GDP and per capita (USD).
  • Patented Drug Market: Prescription drug sales (USDbn & % of total sales).
  • Generic Drug Market: Generic product sales (USDbn), generic sales (% of total sales).
  • OTC Drug Market: OTC sales (USDbn & % of total sales).
  • Macroeconomic Forecasts: Nominal and real GDP, % real GDP growth, % private consumption growth, % industrial output growth, % consumer price index, % GDP price deflator, exports, imports, trade balance, current account balance, foreign direct investment, exchange rate against USD, government expenditure and external debt.

BMI’s Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (both national and multinational) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of the market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Summary

A snapshot of key market characteristics, including total size of the pharmaceuticals and healthcare segments, growth drivers, leading therapeutic areas and the competitive landscape

Industry Developments

A focus on government healthcare reforms, epidemiological trends, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, market entries, FDI activity, R&D, biotechnology, clinical trials and supply chain issues.

Regulatory Regime

Details of the industry regulatory framework and key legislation covering the licensing of new products/services, pricing and reimbursements, intellectual property, taxation and advertising, as well as analysis of the overall regulatory burden.

Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape section provides comparative company analyses and index by USD sales and % share of total sales – for the total pharmaceutical sector, as well as the OTC, generics and distribution sub-sectors.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.