Pharmaceutical imports into Algeria rose by 10% in the first seven months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
The value of imports reached US$1.14 billion between January and July 2016, against US$1.03 billion during the same period of reference in 2015, up by 10.17%, according to the Algerian Customs’ National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).
The imported quantities dropped by 1.68% to 14,643.2 tonnes. In terms of category, medicines for human use amounted to US$1.07 billion against nearly US$984 million (+9.6%), while the quantities fell to 13,157.4 tonnes against 13,546 tonnes (-2.87%) in 2015.
Imports of medicinal products for veterinary use reached nearly US$18.5 million (410.6 tonnes).
Imports of parapharmaceutical products were valued at US$45.65 million (1,075.2 tonnes).