Manufacturing - Pharmaceutical Sector of Ethiopia

Pharmaceutical Sector of Ethiopia 

Currently Ethiopia’s pharmaceuticals market is estimated to reach around half a billion dollars. Frost and Sullivan in its 2012 survey estimated that Ethiopian pharmaceutical market could grow by 14% annually and reaches around one billion dollars by 2018.

There are around nine local pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country, out of which only three have WHO’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which allow them to export their products and participate in government tenders financed by donors.

Some 200 importers of pharmaceuticals products and medical consumables are also operating in the country. The local industry currently comprises of 22 pharmaceutical and medical supplies, manufacturers, of which nine are directly involved in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.

The Ethiopian Food, Medicines, Healthcare Administration and Control Authority procurement has reached to $310 million in 2014 from $27 million in 2007.