World Map of Drugs and Medicine Exports 2016

The Northern Hemisphere exports 55 times more drugs and medicine than the Southern Hemisphere.

While Europe holds a dominating 79.2% market share, the entirety of Central America, South America, Africa, and Oceania export only 1.8% of the world’s drugs and medicine. Africa exports the fewest (0.2%), despite having 15% of the world’s population.

In Africa specifically, the disparity feels dubious. Africans are plagued with disease and illness, but have no significant market for drugs and medicine. That means that they need to import them all. Impoverished and dependent on foreign nations for medical support, Africans are in a bad spot.

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http://www.worldstopexports.com/drugs-medicine-exports-country/

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