The Chairman of the Council of JSC Grindeks Kirovs Lipmans: “The achieved results confirm that a stable growth in the pharmaceutical business can be achieved through a well-considered strategy and increase of export volumes. We are strengthening our market positions thanks to the success of the Group companies in the international arena”.

Sales volume of the final dosage forms in the first nine months of 2018 was 95.8 million euro and has increased by 6.1million euro or 7% in comparison to the first nine months of 2017. In the first nine months of 2018, the sales amount in Russia, the other CIS countries and Georgia reached 61.1 million euro, which is by 2.1 million euro or 4% more than in the first nine months of 2017. In comparison to the first nine months of 2017, in the first nine months of 2018 the biggest increase in sales volume has been reached in Uzbekistan (29%), Kirgizstan (24%), Kazakhstan (18%), Armenia (14%), Azerbaijan and Belarus (9%) and Ukraine (7%).

Sales volume of the final dosage forms in the EU countries in the first nine months of 2018 reached 32.4 million euro which is by 4.3 million euro or 15% more than in the first nine months of 2017. Sales volume in the first nine months of 2018, compared with the first nine months of 2017, has increased by 4.1 times in Poland, by 2.2 times in Czech Republic and Croatia, by 89% in Finland, by 84% in Denmark and Sweden, by 58% in Finland and by 43% in Spain.

In the first nine months of 2018, sales of the active pharmaceutical ingredients reached 5.7 million euro, which is by 0.45 million euro or 9% more than in the first nine months of 2017. During this reporting period Grindeks mostly exported its active pharmaceutical ingredients to the EU countries, Japan, the U.S and Australia. The most required active pharmaceutical ingredients of Grindeks in the first nine months of 2018 were dexmedetomidine, zopiclone, pimobendan, oxytocin, medetomidine, tegafur (ftorafur), atipamezole, detomidine.

The Chairman of the Board of JSC Grindeks Juris Bundulis: “The results of the Grindeks Group in the nine months of 2018 show a steady increase in sales of both final dosage forms and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Effective marketing and sales activities, as well as focusing on complex solutions to meet patient needs, will help ensure continued growth.”