Local and imported products

Local and imported products registered in 2005 according to the different categories are shown in Table 25.  The number of local products constituted 26.2% (9,933) of the number of registered products whereas imported products were 73.8% (28,014).

In 2005, based on the data in Table 6, the ratio between locally manufactured products for prescription products is 29:71; 50:50 for OTC products; 71:29 for traditional medicine and 24:76 for cosmetics.  Based on the total number of locally manufactured products registered in 2005 (N=9,933), 1.0% was prescription products, 1.5% OTC products, 9.3% traditional medicine and 97.3% was cosmetics.

Table 25: Number of local and imported products registered (Year 2005)

Year

Prescription Products

Non-prescription Products

Traditional medicine

Cosmetics

Total

Local

Import

Local

Import

Local

Import

Local

Import

Local

Import

Jan

2

21

6

16

41

11

838

2,271

887

2,319

Feb

1

11

3

11

53

28

1,249

2,827

1,306

2,877

Mar

13

29

11

16

83

43

1,043

2,920

1,150

3,008

Apr

13

13

10

12

102

37

750

2,303

875

2,365

May

6

23

12

11

91

36

315

1,666

242

1,736

June

5

17

14

12

85

39

481

2,419

585

2,487

July

18

21

21

17

62

15

759

2,551

860

2,604

Aug

7

19

12

7

76

22

1,093

2,985

1,188

3,033

Sept

12

36

11

22

154

60

771

3,016

948

3,134

Oct

7

14

18

14

111

52

672

1,907

808

1,987

Nov

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dec

12

27

33

11

68

39

789

2,387

902

2,464

Total

96

231

151

149

926

382

8,760

27,252

9,933

28,014

Source:  Annual report 2005, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, MOH