The goal of the Algerian government to reduce imports of medicines to promote domestic production in recent years has given thwarted.

Imports reached 2.28 billion dollars in 2013, the $ 2.6 billion in 2014 (+ 14%), before recording a decrease in 2015 to reach 1.96 billion dollars (-22%). However, according to the latest data of the CNIS (Centre National de l’Informatique et des Statistiques), during the first 4 months of 2016, imports again increased by 29% over the same period in 2015.

In value between January and April 2016; imports recorded a total of 606.96 million dollars compared to $ 470.48 million in the same period in 2015. In quantity, the increase was 4.6% with 7770 tons.

As regards medicinal products for human use, during the 4 first months of this year, imports increased by 28.6% recording a total of 441.71 million dollars, while the quantities are through to 6 947,5 tons against 6 708.2 tons (+ 3.5%) for the same period in 2015.


Source: medNews