High Growth Reported for the Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets Argentina and Mexico

by Dave

Although both the Argentinean and the Mexican markets have been growing, their growth is attributed to different reasons. The Argentinean pharmaceutical market has been growing mainly based on growing sales volume, while growth of the Mexican market is mainly driven by growing prices.

The Mexican market is dominated by foreign companies with few domestic players. The Argentinean market is dominated by domestic branded generics firms, due to the economic crisis which led to many foreign companies to sell their plants in Argentina, thus allowing the domestic firms to gain over their market share.

Sales of pharmaceutical categories in both countries are very similar to the West thus opening growth opportunities for foreign companies. However, sales of oncology drugs are low in both countries; and Mexico has higher sales of anti-infective drugs indicating that these markets still have scope for further development and growth.