Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate Market

Segmentation By Type (USP Standards Grade, EP Standards Grade, Pharmaceutical Standards Grade and Others); By Application (Rheumatoid Joint, Adolescent Chronic Joint, Discoid & Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Skin Lesions) – Industry Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2026

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate Market Segmentation Synopsis

By Type

On the basis of type, the market is segmented into USP standard grade, EP standard grade, pharmaceutical standards grade and others, out of which, the segment for USP standards grade is anticipated to hold the largest share in the market with a market value of around USD 496.4 million by the end of 2026. Further, this segment is projected to grow with the highest growth rate over the forecast period. USP Standards Grade segment in global hydroxychloroquine Sulfate market is expected to create an incremental opportunity of USD 155.9 million during the forecast period. 

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By Application

Based on the application segment, the market for hydroxychloroquine is segmented into rheumatoid joint, adolescent chronic joint, discoid & systemic lupus erythmatosus and skin lesions. Out of these, the segment for rheumatoid joint is anticipated to hold the leading share in the market on account of growing incidences of the disease all over the world. The segment for discoid & systemic lupus erythmatosus, on the other hand, is predicted to grow at the highest rate with a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing research and development activities in the market for finding a cure for the disorder.

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Growth Highlights based on Region during 2020-2026

On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. Hydroxychloroquine sulphate market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold the leading share in the market on the back of rising research and development activities for the manufacture of this drug. Moreover, the favourable government policies in the region further promote the market growth, especially in countries such as China, India and Japan. In the Asia Pacific region, the market in China is predicted to hold the largest share in the global market by attaining a value of USD 305.0 million by 2026. The market in North America is anticipated to witness the highest share in the market with the largest market in the United States, which further is the projected to be the fastest growing market in the region at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. 

The study further incorporates Y-O-Y Growth, demand & supply and forecast future opportunity in North America (United States, Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg], NORDIC [Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland], Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC [Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman], North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa). 

Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate Market Drivers and Challenges

Growth Indicators

According to a report by the United Nations, approximately 962 million people globally were aged above 60 years in 2017, which is expected to be double by the end of 2050. This population is highly likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated this population to be around 78 million citizens in the United States alone during the same period. This elevated the need for hydroxychloroquine sulfate drug to cure the condition; thereby boosting the market growth. Moreover, the numerous ongoing research and development activities which support the use of this chemical compound for the treatment of various other diseases are further predicted to boost the overall market demand for hydroxychloroquine across the globe during the upcoming years.


There are several substitutes for hydroxychloroquine available in the market, which can cure the conditions in a better way as compared to hydroxychloroquine sulfate, and with minimal side effects. This, in turn, decreases its demand in the market; thereby, hampering the overall growth of the global hydroxychloroquine sulfate market.

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In The News

  • In March 2020, Sanofi Pasteur and Translate Bio collaborated to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. This collaboration leverages an existing agreement from 2018 between the two companies to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases.

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate market?

Ans: Rising elderly population globally is anticipated to drive the market growth on account of rising diseases among them along with increasing R&D activities for the medicine.

2) What would be the CAGR of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2026.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate market in future?

Ans: Asia Pacific will provide more business opportunities for growth of market on account of increasing research and development activities in China, India and Japan.

5) Who are the major players dominating the Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Sandoz International Gmbh, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Mylan N.V., Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc and Ipca Laboratories Limited.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: Company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

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