Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Export Products (Pharmaceuticals)
Functions of the Division

The EP(Pharma) Division deals with export promotion of Pharmaceutical products and the administrative matters pertaining to the Export Promotion Council for Pharma viz. Pharmaceutical Export Promotion council of India (Pharmexcil).

Officers in the Division
Shri Shyamal MisraJoint Secretary
  • Tel : 23063460, 23063443
Ms. Indu C. NairDirector
  • Tel : 23062932
Shri Bahadur SinghConsultant
Bilateral Trade Statistics
Category wise last Three years
India’s Category wise Exports
Value in USD Million
Category 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Growth%
Drug formulations & Biologicals 12747.9 14223.5 15826.64 11.27%
Bulk Drugs & Drug intermediates 3525.65 3895.14 3882.87 -0.32%
Surgicals 552.16 569.77 448.29 -21.32%
Aysuh and Herbal Products 456.12 446.12 428.09 -4.04%
Grand Total 17281.81 19134.49 20585.89 7.59%
(Source: DGCIS)
Category wise Pharma Exports: Last Three Years
India’s Pharma Exports Region-wise
Value in USD Million
Region 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Growth%
North America 5348.00 6145.67 7073.97 15.10%
Africa 3346.97 3436.44 3513.64 2.25%
EU 2752.64 3003.91 3140.76 4.56%
Asean 1181.45 1310.14 1292.16 -1.37%
LAC 1135.15 1308.30 1341.37 2.53%
Middle East 869.05 1074.11 1068.22 -0.55%
South Asia 764.33 812.84 873.36 7.44%
CIS 733.17 788.27 905.23 14.84%
Asia (Excluding Middle East) 627.30 693.62 772.87 11.43%
Oceania 320.25 340.84 343.41 0.76%
Other European Countries 150.99 162.86 202.99 24.64%
Other America 52.48 57.38 57.83 0.80%
US Minor Outlying Islands 0.00 0.10 0.07 -34.97%
Others 0.02 0.00 0.02
Grand Total 17281.81 19134.49 20585.89 7.59%
(Source: DGCIS)
Top 25 Export Destinations of India’s Pharmaceuticals
India’s Pharma Exports to Top 25 Destinations
Value in USD Million
S.No. Country 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Growth %
1 U S A 5118.20 5820.41 6739.43 15.79%
2 SOUTH AFRICA 582.99 619.08 610.79 -1.34%
3 U K 556.65 630.17 557.86 -11.48%
4 RUSSIA 468.77 485.55 552.41 13.77%
5 GERMANY 389.24 445.78 504.05 13.07%
6 BRAZIL 383.72 452.05 473.10 4.65%
7 NIGERIA 466.67 447.95 419.43 -6.37%
8 CANADA 229.80 325.26 334.54 2.85%
9 NETHERLAND 233.71 205.92 319.29 55.05%
10 FRANCE 252.12 276.66 309.23 11.77%
11 BELGIUM 242.95 277.49 296.74 6.94%
12 CHINA P RP 200.46 230.19 287.92 25.08%
13 AUSTRALIA 253.86 276.19 274.16 -0.74%
14 KENYA 254.63 261.01 269.42 3.22%
15 PHILIPPINES 216.72 240.02 263.92 9.96%
16 BANGLADESH PR 162.67 191.60 250.87 30.94%
17 NEPAL 232.82 232.76 247.21 6.21%
18 MYANMAR 181.98 201.95 224.74 11.29%
19 VIETNAM SOC REP 226.30 245.09 223.76 -8.70%
20 SRI LANKA DSR 206.79 219.19 220.30 0.51%
21 TURKEY 173.46 164.66 216.57 31.53%
22 TANZANIA REP 185.91 162.08 210.99 30.18%
23 IRAN 124.05 181.14 204.95 13.15%
24 U ARAB EMTS 128.29 260.24 202.99 -22.00%
25 JAPAN 147.66 175.81 196.31 11.66%
Total of Top 25 11620.41 13028.22 14410.97 10.61%
Grand Total 17281.81 19134.49 20585.89 7.59%
(Source: DGCIS)
Trade promotion activities
Exhibitions / events participated in 2019-20
Sl. No Event Name Date
1 Pharmaconex, Egypt 06 to 08 April 2019
2 Korea Pharma and BIO, South Korea 16-18th April 2019
3 iPHEX 2019, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 10-12th June 2019
4 CPhI China, Shanghai 18-20 June 2019
5 Pharmaceutical Conference & Business Meet in Australia & Newzealand 22nd -26th July 2019
6 Buyer Seller Meet – LATAM in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru and Chile 17thAug to 02ndSept 2019
7 International Regulators Meet, Hyderabad 19th – 20th Sept 2019
8 Iran Pharma 2019, Tehran, Iran 24th – 26th September 2019
9 CPhI World Wide 2019, Frankfurt, Germany 05th – 07th November 2019
10 CPhI India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 10-12 November 2019
11 Expo Cum BSM in Uzbekistan Preceded by Delegation to Russia, Belarus and Armenia 11th – 22nd November 2019
12 ARAB HEALTH 2020, United Arab Emirates 27th to 30th JANUARY 2020
13 ASIA PHARMA EXPO 2020, BANGLADESH 28th FEB to 01st MAR 2020
14 Seminar on Capacity Building of Export in India 9 Seminars during 2019-20
Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
Appellate Authority
Shri Shyamal MisraJoint Secretary
  • Department of Commerce
  • Room No : 243, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23061139/464
CPIO
Ms. Indu C. NairDirector
  • Department of Commerce
  • Room No : 246 A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23062932

EPCs like Pharmexcil are not covered under the RTI Act provisions. However, for any information directly pertaining to the Council, an applicant can approach the council directly and it generally provides information which are not in conflict with commercial activities of its members. GoI can provide information as per record available pertaining to aspects related to the functioning of the Division and related aspects.

Pharmexcil is not under the administrative control of the government since it is an industry body and enjoys autonomy in administrative matters for creation of posts, service matters etc. However, the function of such EPCs are governed by para 2.55 of FTP 2015-20.