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Here you can find selected data on the importance of the Austrian Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industry.
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  • 18,000

    employees

    In 2019, approx. 18,000 people were employed in the Austrian pharmaceutical industry.

  • 13%

    pharmaceutical quota

    The percentage of expenditure on pharmaceuticals in the overall expenditure in the health sector was 13% in 2019.

  • 151

    companies

    There were 151 companies operating in the Austrian biotechnology sector in 2019.

  • 416.1

    million euros in turnover

    Biotechnology companies generated a turnover of approx. EUR 416.1 million in 2020.

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Source: Pharmig. Assocication of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry. Facts & Figures 2021
Pharmaceutical industry in Austria - key data 2019
Staffapprox. 18,000
Companies (manufacturers and importers)220
Production in million Euro3,126
Imports in million Euro9,898
Exports in million Euro 11,150
Source: Trend Top 500
The ten largest companies of the life science and pharma sector in Austria by net revenue in Mio. Euro (2018)
1. Sandoz GmbH 1,687.00
2. Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG 1,296.70
3. Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG 1,296.30
4. Baxter AG 580.00
5. Phoenix Arzneiwarengroßhandlung GmbH 442.10
6. Jacoby Holding GmbH 418.00
7. Alphamed Arzneimittel GmbH & Co KG 310.72
8. Baxalta Innovations GmbH (vormals: Baxter Innovations GmbH) 270.00
9. Novartis Pharma GmbH 236.97
10. Octapharma Pharmazeutika ProduktionsGmbH 232.40
Source: Life Science Report Austria 2021
Biotechnology industry in Austria – key data 2020
Staffapprox. 2,300
Companiesapprox. 151
Production in million Euroapprox. 416.1

Last update : 19 October 2021