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Targeting Growth: India’s Pharma Export Ambitions for FY25

India has set its sights on achieving $31 billion in pharmaceutical exports for the financial year 2024-25 (FY25), with the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) being key markets in this ambitious growth plan. This strategic focus comes on the heels of a successful FY24, during which India exported $27.9 billion worth of pharmaceutical products, marking a robust 9.6% increase from the previous fiscal year.

Rising Demand in Key Markets

Udaya Bhaskar, Director General of the Pharmaceutical Exports Promotion Council (Pharmexcil), has highlighted the growing demand for affordable generic drugs in the UK as a significant opportunity for Indian exporters. “We are targeting $1 billion in exports to the UK,” Bhaskar stated, underscoring the market’s potential for growth.

The UK market, known for its stringent regulatory standards and high demand for cost-effective healthcare solutions, presents a lucrative opportunity for Indian pharmaceutical companies. To capitalize on this, Pharmexcil is not only intensifying its efforts in the UK but also planning strategic initiatives across Europe. A recent visit to the UK involved key meetings aimed at strengthening trade relations and exploring new business opportunities. Additionally, a roadshow is planned for November in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK to further boost visibility and partnerships in these regions.

Strategic Expansion and Global Outreach

The US market, being one of the largest consumers of pharmaceutical products globally, remains a critical focus for Indian exporters. The US’s extensive healthcare system and high consumption of generic medications make it an essential target for India’s pharmaceutical export strategy. With ongoing efforts to meet the stringent regulatory requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Indian pharmaceutical companies are well-positioned to expand their footprint in this market.

Pharmexcil’s strategic initiatives are part of a broader effort to enhance India’s global presence in the pharmaceutical sector. These initiatives include participating in international trade fairs, engaging in bilateral trade discussions, and fostering partnerships with key stakeholders in target markets. By building strong relationships with regulatory authorities and healthcare providers abroad, Indian companies aim to streamline the entry of their products into these markets and ensure compliance with local standards.

Strengthening Competitive Edge

The success of India’s pharmaceutical exports can be attributed to the country’s robust manufacturing capabilities, cost-effective production methods, and a well-established supply chain. Indian pharmaceutical companies have consistently delivered high-quality generic drugs at competitive prices, making them preferred suppliers in many international markets.

To maintain and strengthen this competitive edge, the industry is investing in research and development (R&D) to innovate and improve product offerings. This focus on R&D not only helps in meeting the diverse needs of global markets but also ensures compliance with evolving regulatory requirements.

Furthermore, initiatives such as the Pharmaceutical Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme (PTUAS) are aimed at modernizing manufacturing facilities and adopting advanced technologies. These measures are expected to enhance production efficiency and product quality, thereby boosting export potential.

Future Outlook

India’s ambitious target of $31 billion in pharmaceutical exports for FY25 reflects the industry’s confidence in its growth trajectory and global competitiveness. With strategic market focus, enhanced R&D, and proactive engagement with international stakeholders, the Indian pharmaceutical sector is poised to achieve significant milestones in the coming years.

Pharmexcil’s ongoing efforts to expand into new markets and strengthen existing ones are crucial in this journey. By leveraging India’s strengths in pharmaceutical manufacturing and innovation, the council aims to position India as a global leader in the pharmaceutical export arena.

In conclusion, as India pursues its $31 billion export target, the focus on the UK and US markets, coupled with strategic initiatives and robust industry capabilities, will be key drivers of growth. The Indian pharmaceutical industry’s commitment to quality, affordability, and innovation will continue to propel its success on the global stage.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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