Market Data

AESGP presents sales figures from European markets, collected mainly in collaboration with its member associations. We warmly thank them for their kind support as well as IMS Health and national authorities, who provided sales figures for countries where information from national associations was not available.


Market data are presented by AESGP for information purposes. AESGP cannot be held liable for the use of the market data by third parties.

(Last update: June 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the source of the figures presented here?

    Sales figures from European markets are collected mainly in collaboration with member associations of AESGP, IMS Health and national authorities.

  • What are the definitions for “non-prescription medicines market” and “self-medication market” used here?

    “Non-prescription medicines market” represents the total sales of medicines with a non-prescription status/legal classification.

    “Self-medication market” represents the sales of non-prescription medicines purchased directly by consumers without the use of a medical prescription.

  • At which price level are figures presented?

    Figures are presented at the price level at which they were reported by the countries. Sales figures are presented at consumer price level, unless otherwise noted. Presentation at a price level different than consumer price means that available information did not allow the estimation of the market at this price level.

  • Why is some information missing?

    Depending on the national market characteristics and the methodology and source of information used by the associations reporting the data, it may be observed that sales figures for non-prescription medicines or the self-medication market are not available or not possible to estimate.

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