How Much Do We Spend on Pharmaceuticals?

Total Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals (USD) (USD mil), 2017 or latest
Pharmaceutical | January 1, 2019
$2.99
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in expenditure on pharmaceuticals with USD 392,527 mil followed by Japan and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with USD 199 mil, Estonia with USD 297 mil and Luxembourg with USD 311 mil.

Data for more countries are available at Total Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals (USD) indicator page.

Total Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals (USD) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Australia USD mil 11,386 10,142 9,475 11,124 11,091 ...
Belgium USD mil ... ... ... 7,896 7,666 7,098 6,693 7,347
Canada USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23,844 22,944 21,313 20,783 22,929
France USD mil 35,577 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Germany USD mil 41,848 43,265 40,522 38,723 41,757 ...
Italy USD mil 25,813 25,635 25,923 24,423 25,398
Japan USD mil 70,503 58,550 56,155 55,827 58,523 ...
Mexico USD mil 7,115 6,338 5,799 5,170 4,957 ... ...
Netherlands USD mil 5,710 5,579 5,116 4,859 5,122 ...
Russia USD mil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Korea USD mil 20,591 22,113 21,743 21,330 23,657 ...
Spain USD mil ... ... ... ... ... 14,164 14,569 13,072 12,686 13,547 ...
Switzerland USD mil 6,399 6,301 6,228 6,349 6,543
USA USD mil 326,988 ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom USD mil 22,825 25,689 26,869 24,944 25,145 ...