Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Pharmaceutical Intermediates market is segmented by Type (Chemical Intermediate, Bulk Drug Intermediate, Others), Application (Analgesics, Anti-Infective Drugs, Cardiovascular Drugs, Oral Antidiabetic Drugs, Antimicrobial Drugs, Others), End-User (Biotech and Pharma Companies, Research Institutions, Others), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.3 %

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Market Overview

The Pharmaceutical Intermediates market studied is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of nearly 5.3%, during the forecast period.

Certain factors that are driving the market growth include increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and growing R&D initiatives and activities in the pharmaceutical industry.

The diverse range of diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, diabetes, and kidney-related complications, has a high prevalence, globally. Thus, the increasing prevalence of a diverse range of diseases among all age groups and its burden, globally, drives the demand for drug development and its market.

There has been an upsurge in the usage of advanced technologies, such as high throughput, bioinformatics and combinatorial chemistry for better drug candidate identification. Drug discovery has evolved significantly with emerging technologies, helping the process to become more refined, accurate, and less time-consuming. Due to automation, multi-detector readers, imaging hardware and software, high-throughput screening is one of the most widely used drug discovery technologies. Hence, owing to the rising R&D activities in the pharmaceutical industry, the usage of pharmaceutical intermediates is expected to observe a steady growth as well.

Scope of the Report

Pharmaceutical intermediates are the drugs used as raw materials for the production of bulk drugs, or they can refer to a material produced during the synthesis of an API that must undergo further molecular change or processing before it becomes an API. Drug intermediates are hygienically formulated using high-grade raw materials and they are used in the pharmaceutical and a few other industries such as the cosmetic industry etc.

By Type
Chemical Intermediate
Bulk Drug Intermediate
By Application
Anti-Infective Drugs
Cardiovascular Drugs
Oral Antidiabetic Drugs
Antimicrobial Drugs
By End-User
Biotech and Pharma Companies
Research Institutions
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Cardiovascular Drugs Hold Significant Share in the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide. According to the American College of Cardiology, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounted for 800,000 deaths in the United States in 2017 alone. Among Americans, an average of one person dies from cardiovascular disease, every 40 seconds. Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for the majority of CVD deaths, followed by stroke and heart failure. According to the European Heart Network, every year, cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 3.9 million deaths in Europe and over 1.8 million deaths in the European Union (EU).

This high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is generating a huge demand for cardiovascular drugs, which, in turn, is expected to propel the growth in the need for various pharmaceutical intermediates. Hence, owing to the aforementioned factors, the concerned segment of the pharmaceutical intermediates market is expected to observe steady growth over the forecast period.

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North America Dominates the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market

North American dominates the Pharmaceutical Intermediates products market primarily due to the advanced research and development facilities mainly across the United States and Canada. In addition, the rising prevalence of various chronic conditions is also fueling market growth across the region.

According to the 2017 report of Health Library, Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That is about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds.

However, the Asia-Pacific market is anticipated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, due to increasing healthcare expenditure. Additionally, the low cost of manufacturing in China and India has resulted in the rise in the production facilities, attracting pharmaceutical and biotechnological giants to the Asia-Pacific region from across the world.

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Competitive Landscape

The global Pharmaceutical Intermediates market is competitive and consists of a few major players. Companies like Aceto Corporation, BASF SE, Chiracon GmbH, Yin-sheng Bio-tech Co., Ltd., Dishman Group, Green Vision Life Sciences, Midas Pharma GmbH, Sanofi SAIS, Vertellus Holdings LLC., among others, hold the substantial market share in the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Growing R&D Initiatives and Activities in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Sringent Regulatory Issues Regarding Certain Pharmaceutical Intermediate Substances

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Chemical Intermediate

      2. 5.1.2 Bulk Drug Intermediate

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Analgesics

      2. 5.2.2 Anti-Infective Drugs

      3. 5.2.3 Cardiovascular Drugs

      4. 5.2.4 Oral Antidiabetic Drugs

      5. 5.2.5 Antimicrobial Drugs

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Biotech and Pharma Companies

      2. 5.3.2 Research Institutions

      3. 5.3.3 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Aceto Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.1.3 Chiracon GmbH

      4. 6.1.4 Dishman Group

      5. 6.1.5 Green Vision Life Sciences

      6. 6.1.6 Midas Pharma GmbH

      7. 6.1.7 Sanofi SAIS

      8. 6.1.8 Vertellus Holdings LLC

      9. 6.1.9 Yin-sheng Bio-tech Co., Ltd.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Chiracon GmbH , Aceto Corporation, Midas Pharma GmbH , BASF SE, Sanofi SAIS are the major companies operating in Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market.

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