Saudi Arabia antibiotics market is anticipated to register growth with an impressive CAGR in the forecast period, 2023-2027, on the account of increasing instances of infectious diseases. Rapidly growing pharmaceutical industry and surging demand for the antibiotics to counter the increasing affects of infectious diseases in the country, is driving the growth of the Saudi Arabia antibiotics market in the upcoming five years.

Antibiotics are the medicinal components that have ability to either kill the bacteria that are causing the diseases or disorders or can hinder their life cycles. Thus, they are also called as antibacterial. Antibiotics are incapable to counter act on viral infections like cold, flu, etc. since viruses unlike bacteria do not have cell wall that can be broken to kill the infection.

Also, the viruses utilize human cells to complete their replication process thus killing viruses leads to considerable harm to the human cells too. Thus, antibodies are utilized to overcome bacterial infections.

Pharmaceutical Sector Expansion

The healthcare industry is rapidly growing in the recent years. The pharmaceutical sector is further expanding due to increasing investment, drug development, and growing instances of diseases. Saudi Arabia pharmaceutical industry grossed USD8.35 billion in the year 2019 that further registered growth of USD10.19 billion in 2020. The estimated growth is expected to boom the antibiotic market in the country.

Moreover, government investment in the healthcare development, is also actively supporting the market growth. Through favorable schemes, rapid approvals of the pharmaceuticals and widespread distribution channel the Saudi Arabia antibiotics market is anticipated to grow in the upcoming five years. The investments from the private organizations, and international market players toward development of the drugs, and in their effective sales channel to increase sales of antibiotics and thus aiding growth of the market.

Infectious Diseases Drive Market Growth

Rapidly increasing instances of infectious diseases like skin infection, respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, Septicemia, etc. promotes the requirement for the antibiotics and thus supports the growth of the Saudi Arabia antibiotics market in the next five years. Recent pandemic situation of widespread COVID-19 infection also aided to the market growth.

Although, complete treatment for the disease is not possible since the infection is spreading due to viral component. But the symptoms were treated consistently using antibiotics to control adverse effects. Although hit and trial methods of the drug administration led to no affect on the virus and caused millions of death worldwide and thousands in the country.

Technological Advancements

Increasing research and technological advancement have further led the market growth. Multiple market players and government together have funded and supported the research for the innovative product development. For example, in March 2020, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding with the market player Sanofi, to localize and transfer insulin technology in the country.

In December 2019, Riga-based Grindex company received a certification of Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) to comply to Grindex’s dosage forms, tablets, capsules, with the country’s drug manufacturing demands.

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Market Segmentation

The Saudi Arabia antibiotics market is segmented by drug class, spectrum, source, route of administration, distribution channel, competitional landscape, and regional distribution.

Based on drug class, the market is bifurcated into Cephalosporin, Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Clindamycin, Tetracycline, and others. By spectrum, the market is differentiated between broad spectrum antibiotics and narrow spectrum antibiotics.

Based on source, the market is bifurcated into natural, semisynthetic, and synthetic. Market is divided between oral and intravenous on the basis of route of administration.

Also, based on distribution channel, the market is further fragmented into hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and online pharmacy. The market analysis also studies the regional segmentation to devise regional market segmentation, divided among Northern & Central region, Eastern region, Western region, and the Southern region.

Company Profile

Novartis Saudi Arabia, Pfizer Saudi Limited, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Saudi Arabia, GlaxoSmithKline Saudi Arabia Limited, AstraZeneca Saudi Arabia, among others is a partial list of major market players of the companies responsible for the growth of Saudi Arabia antibiotics market.



Base Year


Historical Data

2017 – 2020

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2027

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2017-2021 and 2022-2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

·         Drug Class

·         Spectrum

·         Source

·         Route of Administration

·         Distribution Channel

Regional scope

Northern & Central Region, Eastern Region, Western Region, Southern Region.

Key companies profiled

Novartis Saudi Arabia, Pfizer Saudi Limited, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Saudi Arabia, GlaxoSmithKline Saudi Arabia Limited, AstraZeneca Saudi Arabia

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Report Scope:

In this report, Saudi Arabia antibiotics market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Drug Class:
    • Cephalosporin
    • Penicillin
    • Amoxicillin
    • Azithromycin
    • Clindamycin
    • Tetracycline
    • Others
  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Spectrum:
    • Broad Spectrum Antibiotics
    • Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics
  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Source:
    • Natural
    • Semisynthetic
    • Synthetic
  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Route of Administration:
    • Oral
    • Intravenous
  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Retail Pharmacy
    • Online Pharmacy
  • Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market, By Region:

o   Northern & Central Region

o   Eastern Region

o   Western Region

o   Southern Region

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Saudi Arabia antibiotics market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Executive Summary

6.    Saudi Arabia Antibiotics Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Drug Class (Cephalosporin, Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Clindamycin, Tetracycline, Others)

6.2.2.     By Spectrum (Broad Spectrum Antibiotics v/s Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics)

6.2.3.     By Source (Natural, Semisynthetic, Synthetic)

6.2.4.     By Route of Administration (Oral v/s Intravenous)

6.2.5.     By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy)

6.2.6.     By Company (2021)

6.2.7.     By Region

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    Saudi Arabia Broad Spectrum Antibiotics Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Drug Class

7.2.2.     By Source

7.2.3.     By Route of Administration

7.2.4.     By Distribution Channel

8.    Saudi Arabia Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Drug Class

8.2.2.     By Source

8.2.3.     By Route of Administration

8.2.4.     By Distribution Channel

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  Saudi Arabia Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.  Novartis Saudi Arabia

13.2.2.  Pfizer Saudi Limited

13.2.3.  Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Saudi Arabia

13.2.4.  GlaxoSmithKline Saudi Arabia Limited

13.2.5.  AstraZeneca Saudi Arabia

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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