Top pharmaceutical companies in China

The pharmaceutical companies in China mainly produce medical and pharmaceutical chemicals in various formats including but are not limited to ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, and powders.

These products are then sold through pharmacies or used in hospitals. Biological and veterinary products are not included in the industry.

The growth of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry has been phenomenal over the past decade. In the 1990s,  total sales in this industry grew 30%, reaching $ 10.6 billion in 1996.

Overview of the pharmaceutical companies in China

The pharmaceutical industry was one of the first sectors to open to foreign investors in China. Foreign direct investment has flowed into the pharmaceutical industry since 1980 when the first Sino-foreign pharmaceutical joint venture was established.

The rapidly growing Chinese pharmaceutical market means that more and more foreign companies are strengthening their presence in China, in particular through the establishment of joint ventures.

Obstacles Faced By Pharmaceutical Companies in China

It has been suggested that close partnerships between universities, institutions, and companies are central to RandD’s new pharmaceutical business model in China.

However, maintaining effective collaboration between science and the pharmaceutical industry has always been a challenge. Researchers at China’s universities and research institutes are intensively researching that generally does not take into account the general development of the pharmaceutical industry.

As a result, the research may not be able to fully address and respond to changing challenges and requirements of the industry

In addition, paper production, ie scientific publications, and patents produced in the environment is heavily criticized by international society, as the more recent literature clearly shows great incentives for personal honors and has successfully encouraged them to publish a variety of publications and file many patent applications.

However, the citation rate of scientific articles remains low and the useful life of patents is short. Despite the rapid increase in the number of patents granted over the past decade, the proportion of licensed patents has gradually decreased.

The difficulty of patent licensing by universities can create a significant gap between academic research and innovative products.

Critics are beginning to review the advantages and possible disadvantages of SCI-oriented research evaluation criteria.

Top Pharmaceutical Companies in China

Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the pharmaceutical companies in China:

  • BAYER HEALTHCARE COMPANY LTD.

Director: Andreas Hoch

Address: No.7, Rongjing E. Street, Beijing Economic Technology Development Zone Beijing, Beijing, 100176 China

Phone: +86-1059218282

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1995 Incorporated: 1995

  • Beijing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Director: Yuewei Han

Address: 101,601,701,801, Building 7, No.2, North 3rd Ring Road Middle, Chaoyang District Beijing, Beijing, 100000 China

Phone: +86-1057985000

Year Started: 1987 Incorporated: 1987

  • Beijing Tongrentang Co., Ltd

Director: Zhenkun Gao

Address: No.42, Outside of Chongwenmen Ave., Dongcheng Dist. Beijing, Beijing, 100062 China

Phone: +86-1067179817

Website: click here

Year Started: 1997 Incorporated: 1997

  • Changchun High-Tech Industries (Group) Inc.

Director: Ji Ma

Address: Room 501, Floor 5, No.2400, Tongzhi Street, Chaoyang District Changchun, Jilin, 130021 China

Phone: +86-43185666367

Revenue: $1.30 billion

Year Started: 1993 Incorporated: 1993

  • Chengzhi Co., Ltd.

Director: Dawei Long

Address: No.299, Yuping E. Street, Economic Technology Development Zone, Qingshanhu District Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330000 China

Phone: +86-79183826898

Website: visit here

Revenue: $1.48 billion

Year Started: 1998 Incorporated: 1998

  • China Baoan Group Co.,Ltd.

Director: Zhengli Chen

Address: Floor 28-29, Suite A, Baoan Square, No.1002, Sungang E. Road, Luohu District Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518020 China

Phone: +86-75525170336

Website: visit here

Revenue: $1.62 billion

Year Started: 1990 Incorporated: 1990

  • China Resources Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Director: Shunting Yu

Address: No.1, Wangjing LizeE. 2nd Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, Beijing, 100000 China

Phone: +86-1064742227

Revenue: $1.29 billion

Year Started: 1997 Incorporated: 1997

  • China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Director: Huawei Qiu

Address: No.1, Guanqing Road, Guanlan Gaoxin Zone, Guanhu Sub-District, Longhua District Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518000 China

Phone: +86-75583360999

Revenue: $2.07 billion

Year Started: 1999 Incorporated: 1999

  • Chongqing Taiji Industry(Group) Co.,Ltd

Director: Yangchun Li

Address: No.1, Taiji Avenue, Fuling District Chongqing, Chongqing, 400000 China

Phone: +86-2389886129

Website: visit here

Revenue: $1.70 billion

Year Started: 1979 Incorporated: 1979

  • Furen Medicines Group Co., Ltd.

Director: Wenchen Zhu

Address: No. 1 Tongyuan Road, Industrial Cluster District, Luyi County Zhoukou, Henan, 477200 China

Phone: +86-3947596189

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1997 Incorporated: 1997

  • Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co., Ltd. Director: Yichen Zhang

Address: No.7, Qunli Boulevard, Daoli District Haerbin, Heilongjiang, 150018 China

Phone: +86-45151961111

Website: click here

Year Started: 1989 Incorporated: 1989

  • Gansu Medicine Group Corp.

Director: Xinmin Xiao

Address: No.192, Qin’an Road Lanzhou, Gansu, 730030 China

Phone: +86-9318887156

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • Guanfu Holdings Co., Ltd.

Director: Xiaoqin Yao

Address: Tuban Village, Xunzhong Town, Dehua County Quanzhou, Fujian, 362500 China

Phone: +86-59523517555

Website: visit here

Revenue: $1.95 billion

Year Started: 2002 Incorporated: 2002

  • Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings Company Limited

Director: Chu Yuan Li

Address: No. 88 Yunxiang Road, Tonghe Street, Baiyun District Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510000 China

Phone: +86-2087095382

Website: click here

Revenue: $9.37 billion

Year Started: 1997 Incorporated: 1997

  • Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited.

Director: Chu Yuan Li

Address: Floor No.5, No.45, Shamian N. Street, Liwan District Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510000 China

Phone: +86-2066281011

Year Started: 1996 Incorporated: 1996

  • Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Director: Zhenping Zhang

Address: No.7, Qunli Boulevard, Daoli District Haerbin, Heilongjiang, 150070 China

Phone: +86-45151870077

Website: visit here

Revenue: $1.64 billion

Year Started: 1991 Incorporated: 1991

  • Huadong Medicone Co., Ltd.

Director: Liang Lv

Address: 7th, 9th, 10th Floor, Gate 1, Building 1, No. 468, Yan’an Road Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310000 China

Phone: +86-57185178578

Revenue: $5.12 billion

Year Started: 1993 Incorporated: 1993

  • Huapont Life Sciences Co., Ltd.

Director: Songshan Zhang

Address: No.69, Renhe Xingguang Avenue, Yubei District Chongqing, Chongqing, 400000 China

Phone: +86-2367886928

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.65 billion

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

Director:  Yunshu Zhou

Address: No.38, Huanghe Road, Economic Technology Development Zone Lianyungang, Jiangsu, 222000 China

Phone: +86-51885469805

Website: visit here

Revenue: $4.21 billion

Year Started: 1997 Incorporated: 1997

  • Joincare Pharmaceutical Group Industry Co., Ltd

Director: Baoguo Zhu

Address: Jiankang Yuan Yaoye Group Building, No.17, Langshan Road, Bei District, High-Tech Zone, Nanshan District Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518057 China

Phone: +86-75582463888

Website: visit

Revenue: $2.05 billion

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • KPC Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Director: Xianggang Zhong

Address: No. 166, Keyi Road, High-tech Industrial Development Zone Kunming, Yunnan, 50106 China

Phone: +86-87168324311

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.17 billion

Year Started: 1995 Incorporated: 1995

  • Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Inc.

Director: Baoguo Zhu

Address: General Headquarters Building, No.38, Chuangye N. Road, Jinwan District Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519000 China

Phone: +86-7568135888

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $1.60 billion

Year Started: 1985 Incorporated: 1985

  • North China Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

Director: Guozhan Yang

Address: No.388, Heping E. Road Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050000 China

Revenue: $1.75 billion

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Director: Qiyong Guo

Address: No.8, Kunminghu Street, Economic Technology Development Zone, Tiexi District Shenyang, Liaoning, 110027 China

Phone: +86-2425806219

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.12 billion

Year Started: 1993 Incorporated: 1993

  • Novo Nordisk (China) Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

Director: Maziar Doustdar

Address: Nanhai Road, Economic and Technological Development Zone Tianjin, Tianjin, 300457 China

Website: click here

Year Started: 1994 Incorporated: 1994

  • Sanofi (Hangzhou) Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

Director: Jin Gu

Address: No. 325, Jiangling Road, Binjiang District Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310051 China

Phone: +86-57188075830

Year Started: 1995 Incorporated: 1995

  • Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Director: Gexin Liu

Address: Naner Road, Xindu Weixingcheng Industry Development Area Chengdu, Sichuan, 610000 China

Website: click here

Revenue: $2.50 billion

Year Started: 2002 Incorporated: 2002

  • Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd

Director: Tao Zhao

Address: No.369, Zhonghua West Rd., Mudan District Heze, Shandong, 274000 China

Phone: +86-5305299167

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $2.43 billion

Year Started: 2001

  • Shandong Commercial Group Co., Ltd.

Director: Renquan Wang

Address: Building 2, Lushang Guoao City, No.9777, Jingshi Road, Lixia District Jinan, Shandong, 250001 China

Phone: +86-53166690123

Website: click here

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Director: Qi Yu Chen

Address: Building A, Fosun Technology Park, No. 1289 Yishan Road Shanghai, Shanghai, 200233 China

Phone: +86-2133987870

Revenue: $4.60 billion

Year Started: 1995 Incorporated: 1995

  • Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Director: Bin Zhou

Address: No. 378 Jianlu Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200000 China

Phone: +86-2162510990

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.91 billion

Year Started: 1996 Incorporated: 1996

  • Shenzhen Neptunus Bioengineering Co., Ltd

Director: Si Min Zhang

Address: Floor 24, Haiwang Yinhe Technology Building, No.1, KejiM. 3rd Road, Nanshan District District Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518000 China

Phone: +86-75526980336

Website: click here

Revenue: $6.08 billion

Year Started: 1992 Incorporated: 1992

  • Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Director: Xiangjun Wu

Address: No.238, Tianshan Street, High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Yuhua District Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050035 China

Phone: +86-31185901311

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.33 billion

Year Started: 2001 Incorporated: 2001

  • Taslyholdinggroupco.,Ltd

Director: Kaijing Yan

Address: Beichen Science and Technology Park Tianjin, Tianjin, 300000 China

Phone: +86-2226736980

Year Started: 2000 Incorporated: 2000

  • Tianjin Pharmacy Holdings Co., Ltd.

Director: Min Guo

Address: No.29, Youyi N. Road, Hexi District Tianjin, Tianjin, 300000 China

Phone: +86-2223268857

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1996 Incorporated: 1996

  • Well-Bridge Biological Technology Co., Ltd.

Director: Tao Wang

Address: Floor 3, Building 7, Medical Devices Industries Park, Jiangsu Province, No.8, Jinfeng Road, Sci.& Tech. City, Hi-and-New Tech Park Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215011 China

Phone: +86-51268098862

Website: click here

Year Started: 2001 Incorporated: 2001

  • Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Director: Asgar David Rangoonwala

Address: No. 19, Caotang 4th Road, Caotang Technology Industry Base, High-tech Zone Xian, Shaanxi, 710000 China

Phone: +86-2982576688

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1985 Incorporated: 1985

  • Yanan Bicon Pharmaceutical Listed Company

Director: Xiaojia Gu

Address: Floor 39, Yongli International Finance Center, No.6, Jinye 1st Road, Yanta District Xian, Shaanxi, 710065 China

Phone: +86-2981149561

Revenue: $1.06 billion

Year Started: 2002 Incorporated: 2002

  • Yunnan Baiyao Group Co.,Ltd

Director: Minghui Wang

Address: No.3686, Yunnanbaiyao Street, Chenggong Dist. Kunming, Yunnan, 650000 China

Phone: +86-87166225455

Revenue: $4.97 billion

Year Started: 1993 Incorporated: 1993

  • Zhejiang Nhu Company Ltd.

Director: JUN JI

Address: No. 418, West Road of Xinchang Avenue, Qixing St., Xinchang County Shaoxing, Zhejiang, 312500 China

Phone: +86-57586127777

Revenue: $1.57 billion

Year Started: 1999 Incorporated: 1999

Industrial Products and Services of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry

  1.  Over-the-Counter Drugs
  2.  Patented Prescription Drugs
  3.  Anti-Infectives
  4.  Anti-Tumor Drugs
  5.  Nervous System Drugs
  6.  Cardiovascular Drugs
  7.  Digestive Drugs
  8.  Other Prescription & Generic Drugs

 Industrial Activities of the Chinese pharmaceutical companies

  1.  Manufacture of Anti-infectives
  2.  Manufacture of anti-tumor drugs
  3.  Manufacture of drugs for the central nervous system
  4.  Manufacture of antipyretic and pain reliever drugs
  5.  Manufacture of drugs for the cardiovascular system
  6.  Manufacture of drugs for the digestive system
  7.  Manufacture of drugs for the respiratory system
  8.  Manufacture of hypoglycemic drugs Medicines
  9.  Manufacture of contraceptives

The growing pharmaceutical market in China

The pharmaceutical market in China will continue to grow for several reasons. The trend towards “globalization” in the health sector, accompanied by a greater need for better drugs in developing countries, is clear. In addition, robust growth is expected for the pharmaceutical market in China

With nearly 20% of the world’s population living, the elderly (65+) population in China is projected to be 9.7% in 2016. Along with economic growth and increased awareness of the health care system, the demand for health services, including pharmaceuticals, can be expected to increase.

In addition, the Chinese government is ready to invest US $ 136 billion in expanding the national health system and improving basic health insurance (BMI).

The spectacular growth in healthcare demand and spending in China offers tremendous market opportunities shortly.

For example, the prevalence of diabetes in China rose from 0.9% in 1980 to 11.6% in 2010, and China has the largest number of diabetics in the world at over 96 million.

Currently, treatments for diabetics in China cost approximately $ 2.7 billion annually, and the cost will continue to rise. Consequently, all of these trends are favorable to significantly promote the development of innovations.

Frequently Asked Questions about the pharmaceutical companies in China

Below are the answers to the questions people have been wanting to know;

  • How many pharmaceutical companies are there in China?

China (as of 2007) has between 3,000 and 6,000 domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers and about 14,000 domestic pharmaceutical distributors.

  •  What is the largest pharmaceutical company in China?

The largest pharmaceutical company in China based on revenue is Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical with a sales value of $4.4 billion, followed by Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine with a sales value of $ 3.6 billion.

Then, Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group has a sales value of $1.3 billion and Zhangzhou Pientzehuang Pharmaceutical with $0.94 billion

  • When did pharmaceutical companies go to China?

The pharmaceutical industry was one of the first sectors to open to foreign investors in China. Foreign direct investment has flowed into the pharmaceutical industry since 1980 when the first Sino-foreign pharmaceutical joint venture was established.

  •  Are Medicines Made in China Safe?

The commission also warned of “serious shortcomings in health and safety standards” in Chinese drug factories. Translation: Be careful when putting Chinese-made products in your mouth. However, Food and Drug Administration declares China’s pharmaceutical ingredients to be safe.

  • What Percentage Of US Medicines Are Made In China?

A study of US pharmaceuticals manufacturing estimates that 54 percent of the APIs used to make finished drugs used in the United States are made in the country; only 6 percent come from China. Only 7 percent of total US API imports come from China.

Conclusion

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the leading industries in the People’s Republic of China and includes chemicals and synthetic medicines, Chinese finished drugs,  medical devices, apparatus and instruments, sanitary materials, packaging materials, and pharmaceutical machinery.

In 2017, China had the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world with a volume of 110 billion US dollars.

China accounts for 20% of the world’s population, but only a small fraction of the global drug market.

The changing health environment in China is expected to expand basic health insurance to a larger segment of the population and provide people with better access to products and services. The pharmaceutical industry is expected to continue its expansion.

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