Pharmaceutical Market: Top Players in Costa Rica

In the wholesale pharmaceutical distribution business, it is estimated that Cefa, Distribuidora Farmanova and Compañía Farmacéutica together represent about 65% of the market share.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Data from the report "Company's Corporate System", complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData, provides details on company information based on sector, main activity, imports, exports, contracts granted by the government and other data.

The information platform details that other companies with considerable commercial activity are Farmacias EOS, Droguería Intermed, Leterago and Menafar, accounting for around 20% of the wholesale market for pharmaceutical products.

Regarding the contracts granted by the government to drug distribution companies, emphasizes that Cefa, Ecopharmed, Yire Médica and Farmanova, concentrate about half of the global value awarded.

Regarding the number of products registered with the Ministry of Health, it is reported that Cefa, Johnson and Johnson, Farmavisión and Pfizer, monopolize more than 50% of drug registrations with the authorities.

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