Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market 2019 Prognosticated to Perceive a Thriving Growth | Market Research Future®

MRFR is Leading Research Firm who recently published “Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market Research Report” which includes Growth Study, Regional Analysis, Top Industry Players Formation, Major Drivers, Upcoming Trends and Forecast to 2023.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market – Overview

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) are the part of any medicine that produces its effects.

Combination therapies, have multiple active ingredients to treat different symptoms.

Traditionally, APIs are by pharmaceutical companies, in recent years many companies prefer contract manufacturing (outsourcing of the manufacturing API) to cut costs.


The trend of contract manufacturing has caused significant changes to how these substances are regulated, with more rigorous guidelines and inspections.

The global active pharmaceutical ingredients market is quadrupling pervasively over the past few years, the reason being the burgeoning pharmaceutical industry med by the healthcare sector.

The growing trend towards personalized medicines, contract manufacturing, and supply chain consolidation are escalating the market on the global platform.

Leading Industry Key Players

Pfizer Inc.


Bayer AG

Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Merck & Co., Inc.

Abbott Laboratories

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Novartis AG

Eli Lilly and Company

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market – Growth and Analysis

Acknowledging the kind of growth is the market is garnering currently, Market Research Future (MRFR) in its recently published study report asserts that the global active pharmaceutical ingredients market will reach USD 215 BN registering approximately 4.93% CAGR throughout the forecast period (2015–2023).

Additional factors driving the market include the emergence of novel therapeutics and the development of advanced delivery systems.

The augmenting demand for effective drugs, the rapidly growing pharmaceutical sector, and the rising demand for biological drugs attributing to its immediate effects are leading the market of APIs.

Weak pipeline, long gestation periods for newly-built facilities, alongside the receding tailwinds from high-value drugs revenues that indicate pressures and muted return ratios for manufacturers are restricting the market growth.

The reluctance of manufacturers to put in adequate investments necessary for the R&D.Depleting funds coupled with growing quality compliance are presenting challenges to the market growth.

The increasing demand for API is expected to support the market growth, prompting the manufacturers to pay little more attention to the R&D.

Detailed Market Segments

MRFR has segmented the analysis into six key dynamics; for better understanding: –

Manufacturing Process           : Captive Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing.

Type of Synthesis                      : Synthetic, and Biotech.

API Formulation                         : Generic API and Innovative API.

Application                                   : Cardiovascular Disease, Oncology, Neurological Disorders, Orthopedic Disorders, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Urology among others.

Molecule                                       : Small Molecule and Large Molecule.

Regions                                          :  Europe, North America, APAC and the Rest-of-the-World.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market – Detailed Regional Analysis

North America dominates the global active pharmaceutical ingredients market, holding the significant market share, and the trend will probably carry on in the foreseeable future.

Factors influencing market growth include the burgeoning pharma industry, government initiatives & funding, and technological advancements in the region.

In the US the pharmaceutical industry is among one of the significant and most exceptional ventures. The pharmaceutical organizations in the USA have developed quickly in comparison with other countries.


Huge market growth in countries like the UK, Germany & France drives the growth of the regional market on a large scale.

The research and development expenditure provided by the public and private associations and the increasing competition among key players are expected to foster market growth in the European region.

The Asia Pacific market for the active pharmaceutical ingredients perceives an exponential growth, emerging as one of the promising markets. Growing markets in Indian and China will lead the regional market.

Additional factors that would support the market growth in the region include the improved level of expense on equipment and infrastructure, extensive governmental initiatives in the form of favorable policies, funding, etc. motivating drug makers to increase the capacity to produce APIs.

Competitive Landscape

The fiercely competitive active pharmaceutical ingredients market appears to be fragmented cause of many large and small-scale players churning the competition in the market.

Through the strategic initiatives such as partnership, acquisition, expansion, product & technology launch, and collaboration, these players try to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Industry/Innovations/Related News

December 19, 2015 – MilliporeSigma (US) is the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  Millipore offers chemicals for applications in laboratories and industries – Biosciences, biopharma, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

MilliporeSigma announced the extension and expansion of its collaboration with Kuraray Europe GmbH, a chemicals company to exclusively supply pharmaceutical polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) grades and improvements to benefit the pharmaceutical market.

PVA polymers are used as matrix/drug delivery compounds to assist in drug formulation and help active pharmaceutical ingredients enter the human body efficiently.

Some Points form TOC 

Chapter 1. Report Prologue

Chapter 2. Market Introduction

2.1 Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Research Objective

2.2.2 Assumptions

2.2.3 Limitations

Chapter 3. Research Methodology

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Primary Research

3.3 Secondary Research

3.4 Market Size Estimation

Chapter 4. Market Dynamics

4.1 Drivers

4.2 Restrains

4.3 Opportunities

4.4 Challenges

4.5 Macroeconomic Indicators

4.6 Technology Trends & Assessment

Chapter 5. Market Factor Analysis

5.1 Porters Five Forces Analysis

5.1.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

TOC Continued…


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