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AFRICA MIDDLE EAST

This region represents the single largest revenue contributor in the Commercial Pharmaceuticals segment, with revenues predominantly from Regional Brands. Aspen supplies well-established local brands, as well as internationally recognised medicines across multiple countries in the region, supported by commercial and sales employees. Extensive and differentiated manufacturing capabilities including high potency and hormonal solids, vaccines and other state-of-the-art sterile capabilities exist at one of the Group’s primary manufacturing sites in Gqeberha, South Africa. This primary site is complemented by five regional sites across the continent.

Key Countries

Egypt
Kenya
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Tanzania

KEY BRANDS

Brand Therapeutic category
Eltroxin Thyroid hormone replacement
Imuran Immunomodulator
Maramoja Analgesic
Mybulen Analgesic
Solpadeine Analgesic

NUMBER OF PERMANENT EMPLOYEES

3 866

June 2021

4 116

June 2020

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STATISTICS

Number of products launched:

48

(2020: 29)

Number of product recalls:

3

(2020: 4)

Average staff turnover:

16%

(2020: 10%)

Number of work-related fatalities:

Nil

(2020: Nil)

Sales representatives:

242

(2020: 267)

Revenue 2021
R’million
2020 (CER)
R’million
Change
%
Total Commercial Pharmaceuticals 8 570 8 319 3
Regional Brands 8 057 7 870 2
Sterile Focus Brands 513 449 14
Total Manufacturing 953 680 40
FDF 693 309 >100
API Chemicals 260 371 (30)
Total 9 523 8 999 6

Note: Commercial Pharmaceuticals revenue by customer geography and manufacturing revenue by place of manufacture.

  • The South African private pharmaceutical sector was valued at R49,8 billion MAT* for the period ended July 2021.
  • In South Africa, four out of the top 15 brands in the private sector were Aspen products.
  • Aspen is ranked as the number one pharmaceutical company in the South African private sector with an 11,1% share by value.
  • Middle East and North Africa’s (“MENA”) growth in pharmaceutical industry sales will mainly be driven by Egypt and Turkey over the next three years.
  • Pharmaceutical industry sales in the MENA region are expected to grow in USD by value at 4,6% compound annual growth rate (“CAGR”) between 2021 and 2024.

Source: IQVIA, IQVIA Midas 2021 and Market Prognosis Global. South Africa and Middle East and North Africa only.
Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”) not covered by IQVIA
*MAT = Moving annual total

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