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29 May 2012

China's Pharmaceuticals Sales Force Levels Surpass US for First Time

China now has a larger pharmaceutical sales force than the US.

The number of sales representatives for the pharmaceuticals industry is now higher in China than the US for the first time.


Figures from Cegedim Strategic Data's latest audit of the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region show that sales force numbers reached 80,000 in China in March 2012, representing a 17 per cent increase over the preceding 12 months.


During the same period, sales force numbers in the US fell by eight per cent to 72,000.


Delphine Perridy, managing director of Cegedim Strategic Data China, said: "Sales force growth here reflects the huge potential that the industry sees for this market.


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