Zambia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report

Published 26 February 2015

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Zambia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report

BMI View: The newly-elected government has already made some healthcare promises to the people of Zambia, such as its pledge to ensure the creation of 650 health clinics. However, there remains much political and economic uncer tainty in the country, with President Edgar Lungu having only recently been elected and fac ing an economic crisis following the fall in copper prices since the start of the year. Improving healthcare provision and mortality statistics are therefore unlikely to be the government's main priority in the short- to medium-term.

Headline Expenditure Projections

  • Pharmaceuticals: ZMK1,292bn (USD210mn) in 2014 to ZMK1,456bn (USD228mn) in 2015; +12.7% in local currency terms and +8.3% in US dollar terms.

  • Healthcare: ZMK9,161bn (USD1.49bn) in 2014 to ZMK10,519bn (USD1.64bn) in 2015; +14.8% in local currency terms and +10.3% in US dollar terms.

Risk/Reward Index

Zambia ranks 24th in our Q215 Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Index for the MEA region.

Key Trends & Developments

  • In January 2015, a new President was elected, leader of the Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu. The new government has confirmed that it will follow through with the previous government's pledge to build 650 healthcare clinics across the country as a more sustainable form of local healthcare.

  • Health Minister Joesph Kasonde said in February 2015 that the new government has blamed poor information dissemination between health centre managers and Medical Stores Limited (MSL) as the key cause of drug shortages in the country. He said the shortage was 'artificial' and due to these miscommunications and suggested that electronic communication systems be implemented in all health centres to help prevent the lack of collaboration between the pharmacists and MSL. He has urged that managers are proactive in checking their drug stocks in their localities and that officers check Medical Stores for drug availability in the first instance.

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Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Political
10
Economic
11
Business Environment
13
Industry Forecast
15
Pharmaceutical Market Forecast
15
Table: Pharmaceutical Sales, Historical Data And Forecasts (Zambia 2010-2018)
16
Healthcare Market Forecast
17
Table: Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Zambia 2010-2018)
20
Table: Government Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Zambia 2010-2018)
21
Table: Private Healthcare Expenditure Trends, Historical Data And Forecasts (Zambia 2010-2018)
22
Macroeconomic Forecasts
23
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Zambia 2011-2018)
26
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
27
Middle East & Africa Risk/Reward Ratings
27
Zambia Risk/Reward Ratings
34
Rewards
34
Risks
34
Market Overview
36
Industry Trends And Developments
39
Epidemiology
39
Healthcare Sector
41
Regulatory Development
46
Demographic Forecast
51
Table: Zambia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
52
Table: Zambia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
53
Table: Zambia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
54
Table: Zambia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
54
Glossary
55
Methodology
57
Pharmaceutical Expenditure Forecast Model
57
Healthcare Expenditure Forecast Model
57
Notes On Methodology
58
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
59
Ratings Overview
60
Table: Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
60
Indicator Weightings
61

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

Key Benefits

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

Coverage

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.

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