What Countries Are Best Viagra Purchasers?

A Bit of Statistics

There were so many top lists in regards to Viagra best consumers on the global market. Pfizer conducts annual statistics of world consumption of their product, Viagra, to find out market fluctuations and develop a strategy for the future.

A Bit of Statistics

Malayan men are top performers on the global arena consuming Viagra. Pfizer department in Malaysia reported that more than 40 thousand Malaysians began taking a renowned medicine for erectile dysfunction on a regular basis after its occurrence on the local pharmaceutical market. Ministry of Health and Care Services in Malaysia discovered the fact that more than a half of all native consumers suffer from diabetes, increased blood pressure, high cholesterol level, and this caused worries from the part of officials, since these diseases are direct contraindications to Viagra administration. This statistics caused warning of Ministry of Health and Care Services. Realization of this popular medicine brought not only worldly reputation to Pfizer, but also great dividends. Viagra distribution brought billions of U.S. dollars drawn from global distribution.

Cypriot medical experts are worried about the fact that their country ranks second in regards to global consumption of Viagra per head of population. According to research studies, Cypriots are almost equal to Viagra consumption rate with the Swedes. According to statistics, practically every fifth citizen of Cyprus takes a magic pill. Viagra blue pill is administered on the island once per five minutes. As of the Swedes, elderly citizens of Sweden purchase Viagra. Sales volumes effectuated by persons above 65 years of remedies for potency boost in this country have risen up to 48% for the last five years. According to the data provided by radio station “Sveringes Radio”, Sweden doctors prescribe remedies for erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, for aged Swedes (amount of Viagra consumers in Sweden is equal to 55 000 of men above 65).

It is noteworthy that Venezuelans at strike have raised Viagra consumption level to the third rank in early 2000th. During a couple of months of general strike, application of Viagra stimulating male sexual capacity increased abruptly. Mass media report that national drug stores sold more than 6 million of Viagra pills during that time placing Venezuela on the third rank in regards to Viagra consumption on the global basis. Viagra sales surpassed the trading volumes of analgesic remedy “Atamel”.

It is reported that Israeli men use more than 1,3mln Viagra pills per year.  This country ranks the fourth sharing approximately the same volumes with Saudi Arabia, Arabian Emirates and New Zealand. The fact is that Viagra costs lower than the reported price several years ago.  Patent’s duration for single-user production of Viagra in Israel terminated as well as in many European countries. Thus, landslide of prices occurred.

Saudi Arabia occupies one of the leading places in the world regarding impotency drug consumption. This fact is maintained by medical experts of the Kingdom based on the fact that 12% of men complain of sexual disorders. According to the research study, around 80% of ED signs are psychogenic. Another important factor is diabetes that affects about 15% of the Kingdom male population. Specialists point out such risk factors as high blood pressure, obesity and absence of physical activities.

Impotency pills consumption study in Saudi Arabia shows that around 10 billion U.S. dollars is spent on Viagra purchase. More than billion U.S. dollars are spent by Egyptians and 500 million U.S. dollars by citizens of the United Arab Emirates.

Australia, the USA, Canada and Luxembourg follow Egypt and Saudi Arabia in their chase for Viagra. The Chinese lag behind considerably. According to Pfizer statistical information, 300 million Chinese men at the age of 40 consume only ½ million of blue pills per annum. It is twice as less in comparison with consumption rate of Israeli men. Anyway, Chinese men tend to administer not original Viagra, but herbal or fraudulent drugs that flood Chinese pharmaceutical market.

Ups and Downs of the Blue Pill

Viagra is one of the most famous medications for impotency all around the world. This drug occupies 49% of the market of similar agents, where Cialis ranks the second (39%) and Levitra on the third place (9%).  Viagra is one of the most main best-sellers oа pharma corporation, Pfizer. Since 2013, Viagra is purchased less due to appearance of lots of analogues and generics – medicines with the same active substance. Therefore, Pfizer pills lose their popularity with the time. What do they undertake to boost branded Viagra sales? Let us come to the bottom of it!

Pfizer chemists synthesized active substance of Viagra, sildenafil, in the laboratory of English town, Sandwich. First they believed the drug would be suitable for therapy of cardiac angina and other diseases connected with blood circulation impairment. But later on it was confirmed that sildenafil is more helpful for solving male sexual issues. The remedy became available upon two years of its development on doctor’s prescription. By 2000, around 90% of all sales of ED drugs belonged to this mediation. By 2007 this figure had fallen up to 50% with the appearance of Cialis and Levitra on pharmaceutical market in 2003.

In 2012, Pfizer’s Viagra patent expired in all countries except for the USA and Canada (their patent’s lifetime expires in 2020) meaning that other countries had a chance to produce generics with the same active substance. Nevertheless, Pfizer had to meet halfway with companies Teva and Mylan and allow them to issue Viagra generics since 2017. Nowadays, the corporation gets loyalty fees from generics manufacturers.

Global market of ED drugs is estimated in approximately 5bln U.S. dollars. In 2015, Pfizer sales were about 1,7bln U.S. dollars and about 57mln U.S. dollars in Europe. These figures are on the downward trend: in 2016 – by 100mln U.S. dollars. In the first quarter of 2017, Pfizer proceeds of Viagra sale fell by 14% in accordance with the first quarter of 2016.

Fakes and Frauds

Viagra is one of the most falsified remedies in the world. Pfizer conducted investigation and found out that around 80% of websites selling Viagra are in fact distributors of counterfeits. The fraudulent medications not only reduce sales of the original medication, but also compromise reputation of pharmaceutical corporations and health of consumers. In order to achieve characteristic blue color of the pills, producers use ink for printers or traditional paint unfit for eating. Very often amphetamines, boric acid, talc and even rat poison were found in fake Viagra.

Pfizer’s Enemies

Pfizers Enemies

Not only direct Viagra competitors try to nudge it off the pharmaceutical market of ED drugs, but also small biotech companies. In 2016 British company, Futura Medical, conducted successful clinical trials of Eroxon jelly for ED.  The active jelly’s substance is nitroglycerin. It is generally contained on medications for cardiac angina and cardio-vascular diseases. In the UK and majority of other countries, nitroglycerin-based medicines are distributed without doctor’s prescription, as opposed to Viagra. This jelly may be used right before sex, whereas tablets are to be taken one hour prior to sexual intercourse. Anyway, since pharmacological studies of the jelly started only in 2017, Eroxon issue date is unknown.

Viagra Will Be Free and Cheap

In 2007, British pharmaceutical network started trial sales of Viagra without prescription at Manchester stores. Men at the age of 30-65 could purchase only four pills that might be possible only after an hour-long consultation by a specialist. This experiment was local and short-term. Within a period of 10 years, Pfizer never stopped trying to arrive at free Viagra sales in the UK and recently they did it! Great Britain became the first country where the pills for ED are possible to be obtained without doctor’s prescription since 2018. Pfizer doesn’t give up. Corporation made up another way to leave its competitors behind, since in 2017 it started production of its own Viagra generic. It is distinguished by another color and considerably cheaper pricing. Nevertheless, 20% of clients will still prefer the blue pill. That’s what loyalty means!