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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The SSA business provides a diverse basket of branded, generic, OTC and consumer health products which are supplied to both the private and public sectors primarily in South Africa. Our Regional Brands have strong brand equity in our home market and we continue to be the leading pharmaceutical company in the South African private sector. Our presence outside of South Africa is mainly in Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda.

Key Countries

Botswana,
Kenya,
Namibia,
South Africa,
Tanzania

Contribution to Group revenue (%)

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Revenue by segment (%)

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  • The South African private pharmaceutical sector was valued at R44,6 billion for the year ended 30 June 2019
  • In South Africa, five out of the top 20 brands in the private sector were Aspen products for the year ended 30 June 2019
  • Aspen is ranked as the number one pharmaceutical company in the South African private sector with a 12,7% share by value
  • Aspen has a strong presence in East Africa through Beta Kenya and Shelys Tanzania*

Source: June 2019 IQVIA

STATISTICS

Number of products launched:

22

(2018: 9)

In-market sales value of pipeline as at 30 June 2019 anticipated to be launched in:

0 – 2 years

USD553 million

3 – 5 years

USD232 million

Number of product recalls:

5

(2018: 8)

Average staff turnover:

10,9%

(2018: 9,4%)

Number of work-related fatalities:

Nil

(2018: Nil)

Number of permanent employees:

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* South Africa only, rest of SSA not covered by IQVIA.
^ Includes 320 employees transferred with the disposal of the Nutritionals business.
# The number of product launches has been restated to take into account discontinued operations.
† Rate excludes employees transferred in Nutritionals disposal.


Revenue
2019
R'million
2017 (CER)
R'million
change
%
Total8 5758 978(4)
Regional Brands7 8677 8830
Sterile Focus Brands119153(22)
Anaesthetics Brands111144(23)
Thrombosis Brands89(11)
Total Commercial Pharmaceuticals7 9868 036(1)
Total Manufacturing revenue589942(37)
Finished dose form236588(60)
Active pharmaceutical ingredients3533540

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