Market Overview


Egypt is one of the largest regional healthcare markets, with a growing population and increased life expectancy that is driving the demand for healthcare options. Economic and political stability has also inspired confidence, making it a lucrative market for business and healthcare investment.


A few facts and figures:

  • The global Pharmaceutical market is predicted to be worth $1280 billion by 2019
  • Pharmaceutical sales in these five MENA markets are expected to amount to a combined value of US$35.8 billion at retail prices by the end of this year
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) forecasts that the below five MENA markets represent a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion
    • Egypt
    • Jordan
    • Algeria
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Turkey
  • Population of the MENA region is an estimated 532 million
  • Saudi Arabia and Turkey lead the region with a combined US$16 billion market value
  • Egypt and Algeria follow with a combined US$5.5 billion market value


Sources: World Health Organization, Reportlinker, IPMED, Zawya