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Number of Pharmacists (persons), 2014 or latest
Pharmaceutical | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2014, Japan ranked the highest in number of pharmacists with 205,716 persons followed by France and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 363 persons, Luxembourg with 380 persons and Estonia with 868 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Pharmacists indicator page.

Number of Pharmacists Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons 19,100 23,300 19,237 15,222 17,097 ...
Belgium persons 12,602 12,450 12,629 12,845 13,027 ...
Canada persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31,637
Czech Republic persons 5,861 5,915 6,061 6,222 6,327 ...
Finland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,844 5,845 5,944 5,997 6,857 ... ...
France persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 68,732 69,520
Germany persons 49,904 49,892 50,604 50,656 50,456 ...
Hungary persons 5,773 5,731 5,821 5,741 5,683 ...
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 186,052 ... 197,616 ... 205,716 ... ...
Poland persons 23,561 24,238 25,203 26,290 26,843 ...
Portugal persons ... ... ... ... ... 6,931 7,467 7,674 7,930 7,744 ...
South Korea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31,635 31,994 32,152 33,643 32,560
Spain persons ... ... 45,700 43,500 43,000 43,767 49,200 ...
Sweden persons 7,138 6,998 7,134 7,273 7,310 ... ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38,915 39,642 40,641 48,042 49,731