Leading pharmaceutical corporations’ UK market share

​Following on the information in the Top world pharmaceutical corporations section, all of the leading pharmaceutical corporations operating in the global market have a presence in the UK.

Figure 1 – Leading pharmaceutical corporations' UK market share, 2013

The table below lists the top 10 pharmaceutical corporations operating in the UK in order of market share.

Corporation​ Share of market % 2013 (primary) Share of market % 2013​ (secondary) Share of market % 2013 (total)
1​ Pfizer​ 10.9% 8.5% 9.9%​
2​ GlaxoSmithKline 9.8% 2.3% 6.6%
3​ Novartis​ 3.0% 10.3% 6.1%​
4​ Merck and Co 4.0%​ 5.8% 4.7%​
5​ Sanofi​ 4.4% 3.6% 4.1%
6​ Roche​ 1.2%​ 8.2%​ 4.1%
7​ AstraZeneca 5.1%​ 0.8% 3.3%
​8 ​Johnson & Johnson ​1.7 ​5.6% ​3.3%
9 Abbvie 0.0% 6.2%​ 2.6%
10​ Boehringer Ingel​heim 3.9%​ 0.7%​ 2.6%​
11 Lilly 2.9%​ 0.9%​ 2.1%​
 

Source: IMS Health British Pharmaceutical Index, IMS Health Hospital Pharmacy Audit

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