Drug consumption statistics

Sales figures are based on the amount of medicines sold by drug wholesalers to pharmacies and hospitals.

Drug consumption is expressed as defined daily doses (DDD) per 1 000 inhabitants and per day. The figure offers estimation of what proportion of the population theoretically receives a certain drug treatment. E.g. consumption of 10 DDD/1 000 inhabitants/day corresponds to a daily use of this drug by 1% of the population.

Drug sales figures are given as wholesale prices (excl. VAT).

In the statistics drugs are sorted using the latest Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification.


Drug consumption 2021
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Drug consumption in years 2018-2021
DDD/1 000 inhabitants/day
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Drug sales in years 2018-2021
Wholesale price
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Statistics on reimbursements of medicine costs

ATC/DDD classification