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30 June 2014
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Health: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-8480 - © OECD 2014

Pharmaceutical expenditure
As a percentage of total expenditure on health
Percentage
‌‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
Australia
14.3
 
14.3
 
14.6
 
14.7
 
15.4
 
14.7
 
..
 
..
 
Austria
12.9
 
13.1
 
13.1
 
11.9
 
11.8
 
11.7
 
11.5
 
..
 
Belgium
18.9
 
18.6
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
17.9
 
17.1
 
16.6
 
..
 
Canada
17.4
 
17.2
 
17.0
 
17.0
 
16.6
 
17.1
 
..
 
..
 
Chile
13.0
 
12.3
 
12.4
 
11.6
 
13.2
 
13.1
 
13.0
 
..
 
Czech Republic
22.8
 
21.5
 
20.4
 
21.5
 
19.9
 
20.0
 
21.1
 
..
 
Denmark
8.3
 
8.5
 
8.0
 
7.3
 
7.4
 
6.8
 
6.3
 
..
 
Estonia
23.5
 
21.4
 
20.7
 
23.5
 
21.8
 
21.5
 
21.5
 
..
 
Finland
14.7
 
14.8
 
14.8
 
14.2
 
13.9
 
13.4
 
13.3
 
..
 
France
16.7
 
16.7
 
16.5
 
16.2
 
16.0
 
15.6
 
15.2
 
..
 
Germany
14.7
 
15.0
 
15.0
 
14.9
 
14.7
 
14.1
 
13.9
 
..
 
Greece
22.7
 
24.8
 
..
 
27.8
 
28.3
 
26.8
 
24.9
 
..
 
Hungary
31.0
 
30.6
 
31.1
 
32.5
 
32.9
 
34.2
 
31.8
 
..
 
Iceland
14.2
 
13.5
 
14.6
 
15.7
 
15.8
 
15.4
 
14.5
 
..
 
Ireland
17.1
 
16.9
 
16.8
 
16.7
 
17.9
 
17.5
 
17.1
 
..
 
Israel 1
12.8
 
13.1
 
12.9
 
13.5
 
13.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Italy
19.6
 
19.2
 
18.1
 
17.5
 
16.9
 
16.6
 
16.0
 
15.6
 
Japan
19.5
 
19.9
 
19.7
 
20.7
 
20.3
 
20.8
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
23.9
 
22.7
 
22.5
 
22.0
 
21.5
 
21.3
 
19.8
 
..
 
Luxembourg
8.8
 
9.7
 
9.3
 
9.3
 
9.0
 
9.0
 
8.7
 
..
 
Mexico
3.5
 
5.2
 
5.5
 
5.0
 
5.5
 
6.6
 
6.6
 
..
 
Netherlands
10.3
 
10.5
 
9.9
 
9.7
 
9.4
 
9.3
 
..
 
..
 
New Zealand
11.3
 
10.4
 
9.7
 
9.5
 
9.5
 
9.4
 
..
 
..
 
Norway
8.7
 
8.0
 
7.5
 
7.3
 
7.4
 
6.9
 
6.7
 
6.5
 
e 
Poland
27.2
 
24.8
 
23.0
 
22.9
 
22.7
 
22.5
 
20.9
 
..
 
Portugal
21.2
 
21.0
 
20.3
 
19.4
 
18.5
 
17.9
 
..
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
29.7
 
27.9
 
27.6
 
26.6
 
27.5
 
27.4
 
25.4
 
..
 
Slovenia
19.9
 
19.2
 
18.0
 
18.4
 
19.1
 
18.9
 
19.2
 
..
 
Spain
19.1
 
18.6
 
18.3
 
18.2
 
18.3
 
17.4
 
..
 
..
 
Sweden
13.4
 
13.1
 
12.9
 
12.7
 
12.5
 
12.0
 
11.6
 
..
 
Switzerland
10.4
 
10.3
 
10.1
 
10.1
 
9.7
 
9.4
 
9.2
 
..
 
Turkey
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
12.3
 
12.0
 
11.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United States
12.6
 
12.6
 
12.3
 
12.4
 
12.0
 
11.9
 
11.5
 
..
 
..
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: OECD Health Data: Health expenditure and financing: OECD Health Statistics (database).
 
This table includes data on pharmaceutical expenditure, as a percentage of total expenditure on health. The table is part of the key tables collection on health.
Years covered: :
2006-2013

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
 
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