The pharmaceutical industry in Britain has an impressive reputation based on a long history of achievement. The sector relies on a solid science base, dedicated researchers and notable business strengths that match the very best in the world.
Major new advances in treatment developed in British laboratories offer entirely new opportunities to treat disease and ill health, to the benefit of patients all over the world.
The Knowledge hub provides a selected range of statistics about the pharmaceutical industry, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. There are four sections: 'A global industry', 'Pharmaceuticals and the UK economy', 'Research and development: innovation and investment', and 'Medicines and the NHS'. Click the buttons below to navigate to each section.
To find out more, or access additional facts and stats about the pharmaceutical industry, please see our 'Delivering value to the UK: the contribution of the pharmaceutical industry to patients, the NHS and the economy