March 4, 2021

Indian API makers profit as international consumers ditch China

MUMBAI: India’s bulk drug manufacturing firms have reported elevated enquiries from international prospects looking for to cut back their dependency on China, score firm India-Ra, part of the Fitch Group, mentioned in a report this week.

Nevertheless, India and different nations nonetheless stay largely depending on China for the uncooked materials used to make medicine, generally known as energetic pharmaceutical elements (API).

“Indian API gamers are witnessing advantages of higher stock administration and thrust on provide chain continuity from prospects. Clients’ procurement methods are recalibrating and at the moment are transferring away from China or looking for various sources for a similar API,” mentioned Krishnanath Munde, affiliate director at Ind-Ra.

Value sensitivity amongst formulation firms is declining amid a receding risk of provide chain disruptions from Chinese language suppliers, which had additionally occurred previously, he mentioned. Contemplating that India has the very best variety of API amenities authorised by the US Meals and Drug Administration, it can stay a important a part of the worldwide provide channel, Munde famous.

Indian pharma firms have seen a rush of demand for key medicine used within the therapy of Covid-19 previously two months.