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Global Market Facts

The global anti-infective market in 2007 was valued at US$ 69.44 billion, 13.3% up on previous year sales of US$ 61.27 billion. Anti-bacterials occupied the leading position in 2007 with a market share of 52.3%, having captured sales of US$ 36.31billion.

The anti-bacterials drug class is led by sales from Cephalosporin products which garnered $9.5 bn in sales in 2007, representing 26.2% of the market. Cephalosporins were followed by Penicillins, Fluoroquinolones and Macrolides with market shares of 19.8%, 17.9% and 13.5% respectively.

Cephalosporin products belong to the beta lactam class of antibiotics and include agents that span the entire bacterial spectrum.