The Uncertainty Facing
Pharmaceutical Wholesalers in
Wholesaling in the UK
Wholesaling in the US
It’s been a significant year… Let’s recap.
The 2016 Olympics
Zika Virus Outbreak in South America
Continuation of the Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Brexit – Great Britain votes to leave the European Union
Theresa May becomes British Prime Minister
Hilary Clinton is voted in as the Democratic Nominee
Donald Trump is voted in as the Republican Nominee
Donald Trump is elected as the next President of the United States
To name but a few…
The EU Referendum – Exports v Imports
The EU Referendum put increasing
pressure on both domestic imports and
exports – a sentiment mirrored in Donald
Trump’s presidential policies.
The EU is Great Britain's largest trade
Three million British jobs are currently
linked to British exports – more than 10% of
all jobs in the country (source:
England Wales Scotland Northern
2016 Q2 Statistics
Exports (£ Billion) Imports (£ Billion)
US Presidential Election – Exports v Imports
Donald Trump is President-Elect of the
United States of America with a proven
track record of distain towards the
World’s second largest export economy.
World’s largest import economy.
Donald Trump has made clear intentions
to repeal Obamacare.
United States of America
US Exports v Imports in 2014
Exports ($ Trillion) Imports ($ Trillion)
Projections are conflicting…
Britain has two years in which to negotiate trades deals following their vote to leave the European Union, while
simultaneously fighting opposition from English and Scottish Parliament. Will we invoke Article 50?
Pharmaceutical exports and imports are uncertain on how best to focus their operations in the face of such
uncertainty. Donald Trump believes that the US should allow competition from pharmaceutical manufacturers
overseas to sell cheaper medicines within the US, increasing the competition and driving costs down.
The decision would also allow Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies and pharmacy wholesalers.
Donald Trump was voted into Presidency following promises to give jobs back to Americans.
Projections had the growth of the pharmaceutical industry charted to reach $1.6 trillion share of the global
economy by 2020. Who can say what role both UK and US manufacturers in the future.
What is certain for the future?
“The only certainty is that nothing is certain”
-Pliny the Elder
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