DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market – Global Outlook & Forecast 2023-2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.67% from 2022 to 2028.

Digital Transformation has allowed the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market to reshape itself to optimize production, streamline processes and reduce costs. By embracing the digital revolution, API manufacturers and suppliers can leverage advances in automated workflows, AI-enabled production management, and increased predictive analytics capabilities for data-driven decision-making. Additionally, the cloud-based infrastructure allows API-focused stakeholders to store, manage and use their data.

At the same time, the increasing affordability of automation and other digital technologies helps to create a more efficient and cost-effective API supply chain more easily. Together, these advancements have enabled the pharmaceutical API industry to become more agile, responsive, and cost-efficient – unlocking new possibilities for product innovation and providing customers with a better overall experience.

Rising Demand for Novel APIs

The rising demand for novel APIs is due to the increasing need for newer, more specialized drugs to treat complex diseases, illnesses, and medical conditions. Novel APIs are developed using advanced biotechnologies and advanced synthesis techniques to create more effective drugs that provide better treatment than existing drugs. The growing demand for novel APIs is that they present several advantages over existing drugs, including improved safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, they can be used to treat rare diseases that current drugs cannot treat and to produce new therapies for existing diseases.

Technological Advancements API Manufacturing

The technological advancements in manufacturing in the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market have helped improve API quality, increase production efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure environmental protection. New technologies for API manufacturing include continuous processing and computerization of operations, which enable large-scale, cost-effective, and efficient production.

Automated machines, computer-controlled process description (CPD) systems, and digital manufacturing systems are now being used to increase the accuracy of API formulation, improve overall efficiency, and reduce manual labor requirements. In addition, new technological advancements such as micronization techniques, nanotechnology, and crystallization techniques greatly improve API quality while increasing overall production speeds. Finally, new waste management methods, such as liquid waste treatments, have also significantly improved API manufacturing processes, as well as standards of environmental protection.

Growing Importance & Demand for Generic Drugs

Over recent years, the growing importance and demand for generic drugs have increased tremendously. This is mainly due to the cost savings they offer, as generic drugs typically cost 30-80% less than other brand-name drugs. Moreover, generic drugs are often the only option for patients who cannot afford expensive brand-name drugs. As such, generic drugs have become increasingly popular among consumers seeking affordable healthcare solutions.

Additionally, generic drugs have become more widely available due to government programs like Medicaid and Medicare. These government-sponsored programs help to make generic drugs more accessible to those who need them. Furthermore, the increased demand for generic drugs has led to yet another significant development in the pharmaceutical industry: the formation of API manufacturers. These companies specialize in the production of APIs that are designed explicitly for generic medications.

Creating APIs specifically tailored to generics can provide a cost-effective alternative to more expensive original drugs. As a result, manufacturers in the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market have become an essential component of the generic drug supply chain.


The active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market is concentrated, competitive, and characterized by numerous global and domestic vendors across geographies. AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cipla, Eli Lilly and Company, GSK, Merck KGaA, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals, and Viatris are the prominent vendors in the global active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market. These companies are always at the forefront of delivering high-quality APIs for domestic and international pharmaceutical manufacturers. They also invest in considerable R&D activities to offer a competitive product line.

Key Company Profiles

  • AbbVie
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Cipla
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GSK
  • Merck KGaA
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Viatris

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Abbott
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Amgen
  • Aurobindo Pharma
  • BASF Corporation
  • Biocon
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Lupin
  • Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Group


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