Industry Trend Analysis - 13th Five-Year Plan To Reinforce Existing Trends - AUG 2017

BMI View: China's newly adopted 13th Five-Year P lan for the years 2016 to 2020 will reinforce existing trends within the healthcare sector. It includes a reform of the country's health insurance sector to mitigate inequalities in cove rage, as well as a greater emphasis on drug prices. The key new opportunit ies stem from China's relaxation of the one-child policy , which will be beneficial for companies operating in paediatrics and the women's health space .

China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) will be a key guiding document shaping opportunities in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. First disclosed and adopted at the end of the Communist Party of China's National People's Congress, the five-year plan represents an expansive roadmap spanning many aspects of the economy.

Several key areas relating to the pharmaceutical industry have been identified:

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    China: Universal Health Insurance Coverage By Scheme (%, 2011)
    Source: National Health and Family Planning Commission of China: China Statistics Yearbook of Health and Family Planning 2013, PLOS One

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