The UAE pharma market is projected to grow over 80 percent by 2027, in part due to a growing demand for the treatment of lifestyle diseases and expansion of comprehensive health insurance.
Pharmaceutical imports into the UAE come from 72 countries. 80 percent of pharma imports come from ten countries, including western European countries, the US and Australia.
Pharmaceutical imports into the UAE represent more than four times the value of exports from the country. Nevertheless, pharma exports are projected to grow to AED 4.74 billion by 2022.