Third largest pharmaceuticals industry in the world by volume with a current evaluation of US$41bn.


Total FDI inflows

$23.5 Bn

Export of Pharmaceuticals (FY 21-22)

$21.22 Bn

FDI (Apr 2021-Dec 2022)

$130 Bn

valuation of pharmaceutical industry by 2030


different Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) manufactured in India.


generic brands across 60 therapeutic categories are sourced from India.


global vaccine demand


US-FDA, WHO-GMP, EDQM, MHRA compliant pharma base outside the US.


Share of Indian pharmaceutical sector for various vaccines


FDI is allowed under the automatic route for greenfield pharma projects.

Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association

+91-22-2494 4624 / 2497 4308

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IDMA members’ Indian market share is about 75% in formulations and about 85% in APIs.

Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council


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Pharmexcil is the authorized agency of the government of India for promotion of pharmaceutical exports.

Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs


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FOPE was started with an objective to take up the common issues affecting the pharma industry at the national level.

Investment Opportunities

  • Roll out of Ayushman Bharat programme has opened up new opportunities.
  • Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and biotechnology manufacturing capacity.
  • Research and development of medicament formulations for global clients.
  • Alliances with generic companies for development of drug molecules.

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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