mAbxience | Global biosimilar & biologic market

Global biosimilar
& biologic market

Biologic medicines have reached €8.4 billion, and represent 9% of the total biologics market in 2020.1
2020 reflects upon the historic learnings, current progress, and future potential of biosimilar competition in this emergent market.1

The biosimilar market is set to continue its double-digit growth, doubling in size to more than $30 billion by 2025, and over $60 billion by the end of the decade (Figure1).2

Currently, the EMA has authorized more than 60 biosimilar medicines.3 The FDA has approved more than 29 biosimilar medicines up to date.4


Global savings

The global pharmaceutical market will exceed $1.5 trillion by 2023 growing at a 3–6% compound annual growth rates over the next five years.5

By 2023, the part of the biologic market with competition from biosimilars will be nearly 3 times larger than it is today, and the presence of that competition will result in nearly $160 billion in lower spending over the next five years, or about 10% of the cumulative spending that would have been in that period. 5


  1. IQVIA. The Impact of Biosimilar Competition in Europe. December 2020.
  2. Mckinsey. An inflection point for biosimilars. June 2021
  3. European Medicines Agency. February 2021 Available on:
  4. Food and Drug Administration. Purple Book. Lists of licensed biological products. January 2021. Available on:
  5. IQVIA Institute. The Global Use of Medicine in 2019 and Outlook to 2023. January 2019.