Who is the Biggest Consumer of Analgesics?

Pharmaceutical Consumption of Analgesics (DDD), 2019 or latest
Pharmaceutical | September 8, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2019, Denmark ranked the highest in pharmaceutical consumption of analgesics with DDD 96.1 followed by Norway and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Greece with DDD 1.40, Latvia with DDD 6.50 and Hungary with DDD 8.30.

Data for more countries are available at Pharmaceutical Consumption of Analgesics indicator page.

Pharmaceutical Consumption of Analgesics Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belgium DDD 18.4 19.7 20.6 21.7 22.4 ...
Chile DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 28.5 16.4 27.3 30.0 23.5
Czech Republic DDD 21.8 22.8 23.9 24.3 25.5 ...
Denmark DDD 95.9 90.0 94.8 96.2 96.1 ... ...
Estonia DDD 15.3 16.1 17.3 18.9 20.7
Finland DDD 50.1 52.9 51.9 53.2 54.5 ...
Germany DDD 24.1 24.7 25.0 25.4 25.4 ...
Iceland DDD 34.5 34.8 35.4 37.9 37.9
Luxembourg DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.3 33.0 33.3 33.5 33.2
Norway DDD 61.6 62.5 63.7 65.6 67.0
Portugal DDD ... 18.9 19.5 20.1 20.2 20.6
Slovenia DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.2 18.7 20.2 21.1 22.5 ...
Spain DDD ... ... ... ... ... 37.0 40.7 43.7 46.8 49.3 ...
Sweden DDD ... 76.9 75.0 74.9 74.3 73.7
United Kingdom DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 43.4 44.2 43.9 43.1 41.7 ... ...