JSC Grindeks Chairman of the Board Juris Bundulis: “In the first nine months of 2019 we have increased our productivity, improved the Group’s net profit margin and reached 8.9 million euro profit. This gives a positive effect for further development of the company, which I consider as a proof to our internal strength. As of intense competition in the pharmaceutical industry, improvement of company’s internal environment will continue to play a key role in our sustainable business model, to ensure new, complex solutions to meet our patients needs and achieve excellent business results.”

In the first nine months of 2019, the Group’s production was exported to 75 countries worldwide, a total of 99.6 million euro, which is by 4.3 million euro or 5% more than in the first nine months of 2018.

Grindeks sales volume of the final dosage forms in the first nine months of 2019 was 98.0 million euro and it has increased by 2.2 million euro in comparison to the first nine months of 2018. In the first nine months of 2019, the sales amount in Russia, the other CIS countries and Georgia reached 61.4 million euro, which is by 0.4 million euro or 1% more than in the first nine months of 2018. In comparison to the first nine months of 2018, in the first nine months of 2019 the biggest increase in sales volume has been reached in Turkmenistan (51%), Belarus (28%) and Georgia (23%).

Sales volume of the final dosage forms in the EU countries in the first nine months of 2019 reached 34.0 million euro which is by 1.7 million euro or 5% more than in the first nine months of 2018. In comparison to the first nine months of 2018, in the first nine months of 2019 sales volume in France and Sweden has doubled and in the Czech Republic has increased for 38%.

Sales volume of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the first nine months of 2019 reached 6.5 million euro which is by 0.8 million euro or 14% more than in the first nine months of 2018. During this reporting period Grindeks mostly exported its active pharmaceutical ingredients to the EU countries, Japan, Canada and Australia. The most required active pharmaceutical ingredients of Grindeks in the first nine months of 2019 were dexmedetomidine, xylazine and oxytocin.