Cambodia’s Pharmaceutical Product Import Increases by 10 Percent

Cambodia’s import of pharmaceutical products sees an annual increase of around 10 percent, a senior official at Sanofi Cambodia Co., Ltd. told reporters recently after the inauguration ceremony of the company’s new office building.

The increase in medicine import is not because of people’s poor health, but of the population growth, explained the same source.

According to H.E. Ms. Or Vandin, a Director General at the Ministry of Health, the pharmaceutical products are mostly imported from France, India, Thailand, China, Indonesia and so on, at a total cost of some US$100 million a year.

Up to now, Cambodia comprises 13 pharmaceutical companies and enterprises to supply local and overseas markets, added H.E. Ms. Or Vandin, underlining the Ministry of Health’s policy to encourage investors to invest in pharmaceutical production in Cambodia.

 

Source: AKP