ALGIERS- Pharmaceutical imports bill rose by more than 5% during the first eleven months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, in spite of the fall in the imported quantities, the Algerian Customs told APS.
Imports of pharmaceutical products increased to USD1.84 billion between early January and late November 2016, against USD1.74 billion over the same period in 2015, up by 5.54%, according to the Customs' National Center for Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).
The imported quantities declined by more than 10.4% to 21.557 tonnes (t) against 24.064 t.
The bill of drugs for human use reached USD1.73 billion against USD1.65 billion (+4.8%), while the imported quantities fell by 19.258 t against 21,962 t (-12,3%).
The bill of drugs for animals increased to USD31.32 million against USD27.23 million (+15.05%), while the imported quantities declined to 601.6 t against 635,6 t (-5.35%).