"Saudi Arabia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q3 2012" Published

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Aug. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- BMI View: The Saudi Arabian government said it will increase its healthcare budget for 2012 by 26%. Though BMI remains slightly more conservative in our growth forecasts, we think the government's investment in the sector is very positive for the healthcare industry. Furthermore, the announcement and allocation of various tenders and contracts for health facility construction and fitting helps to dispel our fear that real public healthcare expenditure would not live up to the political rhetoric.

Headline Expenditure Projections

* Pharmaceuticals: SAR16.70bn (US$4.46bn) in 2011 to SAR18.96bn (US$5.06bn) in 2012; +13.6% in local currency and US dollar terms. Forecast up significantly from Q212 based on new historic data.
* Healthcare: SAR78.63bn (US$21.00bn) in 2011 to SAR91.23bn (US$24.36bn) in 2012; +16.0% in local currency and US dollar terms. Historic data down slightly from Q212 but forecast up slightly due to high public healthcare budget.
* Medical devices: SAR5.54bn (US$1.48bn) in 2011 to SAR6.53bn (US$1.74bn) in 2012; +17.9% in local currency and US dollar terms. Forecast up from Q212.

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Risk/Reward Rating: Saudi Arabia's composite score remains almost steady in Q312 at 55.6 out of 100, down from 55.7 the previous quarter. This takes the country to fifth place out of the 30 markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in BMI's proprietary Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Ratings (RRRs). Its score is propped up by the country's wealth and a sizeable population (exceeding 28mn in 2011). Furthermore, its forecast growth rate has been increased due to favourable public and private healthcare investments.

Key Trends And Developments

* In May 2012, a high-level parliamentary delegation from Saudi Arabia visited India to discuss trade collaborations, highlighting pharmaceuticals as an area of particular interest. The delegates were seeking Indian companies to establish manufacturing bases in Saudi Arabia to increase the availability of affordable medicines.
* The Ministry of Health plans to establish a pharmacoeconomic and outcome research centre. Deputy minister of health for logistics support Salah al-Mazrou said the ministry aims to help medical personnel and patients get an idea of the drugs they prescribe and use. * The government has allocated SAR800mn (US$213.33mn) for the improvement of state-run hospital critical care facilities.
* This trend of high government and private expenditure on healthcare has led BMI to subjectively increase the forecast for medical device expenditure in the short-to-medium term. However, we do not envisage government fiscal expenditure remaining high indefinitely, which will cause a slower long-term growth rate.

BMI Economic View: Fiscal policy in Saudi Arabia is set to remain highly expansionary in the short term. We have long held the view that the political tension stirred up by the Arab Spring would lead to a sharp ramping up of public spending on social services, infrastructure and public sector wages. This view was reaffirmed by a series of spending announcements throughout last year, particularly the US$110bn stimulus package outlined in early 2011.

BMI Political View: Saudi Arabia's proposals for a Gulf Union through deeper political, economic and military integration of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are unlikely to take off any time soon. Although there are similarities between the states and all of them are concerned about the rise of Iran, significant differences between the countries will prevent a meaningful union from emerging. vsmoy

Partial Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Saudi Arabia Pharmaceuticals And Healthcare SWOT
- Saudi Arabia Political SWOT
- Saudi Arabia Economic SWOT
- Saudi Arabia Business Environment SWOT
Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Middle East And Africa Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward Ratings, Q312
- Rewards
- Risks
Market Overview - Saudi Arabia
- Regulatory Regime
- Regulatory Developments
- Regional Regulatory Developments
- Free Trade Agreements
- Intellectual Property Developments
- IP Deficiencies
- Counterfeit Drugs
- OTC Drug Market
- Pricing Regime
- Reimbursement Regime
- Pricing System Reform
- Tendering Procedures
Industry Trends And Developments
- Epidemiology
- Public Health Developments
- Healthcare Sector
- Private Healthcare Sector
- Public And Private Healthcare Developments
- Healthcare Professionals
- Primary Healthcare Provision
- Secondary Healthcare Provision
- Health Insurance
- Health Insurance Developments
- Research & Development
- Medical Device Sector
- Medical Device Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Pharmaceutical Market Forecast
- Table: Pharmaceutical Sales, 2008-2016
- Key Growth Factors - Industry
- Table: Overall Healthcare Expenditure, 2008-2016
- Table: Government Healthcare Expenditure, 2008-2016
- Table: Private Healthcare Expenditure, 2008-2016
- Key Growth Factors - Macroeconomic
- Table: Saudi Arabia GDBP By Expenditure, Real Growth, 2008-2016
- Prescription Drug Market Forecast
- Table: Prescription Drug Sales, 2008-2016
- Patented Drug Market Forecast
- Table: Patented Drug Sales, 2008-2016
- Generic Drug Market Forecast
- Table: Generic Drug Sales, 2008-2016
- OTC Medicine Market Forecast
- Table: OTC Medicine Sales, 2008-2016
- Medical Device Market Forecast
- Table: Medical Device Sales, 2008-2016
- Pharmaceutical Trade Forecast
- Table: Pharmaceutical Trade, 2008-2016
- Other Healthcare Data Forecasts
- Key Risks To BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Foreign Industry
- Domestic Industry
- Regional Harmonisation
- Pharmaceutical Company Developments
- Pharmaceutical Distribution Sector

Full Table of Contents is available at:
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