Databases and registers



Drug consumption statistics

Sales figures are based on the amount of medicines sold by drug wholesalers to pharmacies and hospitals.

Drug consumption is expressed as defined daily doses (DDD) per 1 000 inhabitants and per day. The figure offers estimation of what proportion of the population theoretically receives a certain drug treatment. E.g. consumption of 10 DDD/1 000 inhabitants/day corresponds to a daily use of this drug by 1% of the population.

Drug sales figures are given as wholesale prices (excl. VAT).

In the statistics drugs are sorted using the latest Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification.


Drug consumption 2019
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Drug consumption in years 2016-2019
DDD/1 000 inhabitants/day
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Drug sales in years 2016-2019
Wholesale price
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Statistics on reimbursements of medicine costs

ATC/DDD classification