Pharmacy sales in Ukraine in January-March 2018 in monetary terms increased by 43% compared to the same period in 2017, to UAH 22.886 billion. Business Credit told Interfax-Ukraine pharmacy sales in natural terms for the first quarter increased by 8%, to 411.515 million packs. According to the company, in particular, retail sales of medicines in monetary terms increased by 45%, to UAH 18.976 billion, in natural terms by 24%, to 287.662 million packs.
The average weighted price of goods in the pharmacy basket for the first quarter of 2018 was UAH 55.6 per package, medicines some UAH 66 per package. Pharmacy sales in March 2018 amounted to UAH 7.752 billion, which is 36% more than a year earlier, drug sales grew by 39%, to UAH 6.416 billion.
As reported, in 2017 pharmacy sales in money terms increased by 19% compared to 2016, to UAH 68.271 billion, in natural terms by 12%, to 1.513 billion packs. Retail sales of medicines for the year in monetary terms rose by 19%, to UAH 54.653 billion, in natural terms by 12%, to 942.777 million packs. The average weighted price of goods in the pharmacy basket in 2017 amounted to UAH 45.12 per package, medicines some UAH 58 per package.