UK pharmaceutical market

UK pharmaceutical market

The pharmaceutical industry is an important sector in the UK. The tables below show some key data on the UK expenditure on medicines, as well as UK jobs in the industry and the industry's contribution to the UK economy. 

Frequently asked questions

Get answers about the ABPI and the wider pharmaceutical industry.

Acronym buster

This A–Z is designed to help you translate the array of acronyms used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Medicine discovery - facts and figures

Medicines bring huge value to NHS patients. The development of new medicines is uncertain, costly, and involves significant rates of failure. The pharmaceutical industry spends $160 billion per year on research and development.