Ampicillin Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Ampicillin meal in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Ampicillin Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024

Not much change was observed in the penicillin prices in the first quarter of 2024 compared to Q4’23. Pharma drug prices in India, especially of the ones on the NLEM (National List of Essential Medicines), are heavily controlled by the Government of India to ensure their affordability and availability to the general masses. Because of this, the prices for medicines on NLEM are generally subsidized. Ampicillin, which is made from the feedstock antibiotic penicillin, is also an important medicine on the list. Hence, only a minimal hike in prices was made.

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Ampicillin Price Trends

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Still, this hike couldn’t help the pharma companies solve their incurring cost problems as the prices for the feedstock Penicillin G have seen a 175% rise in prices over the past few years. The Pharma sector has been grappling with rising input costs as the manufacturing rates for drugs with feedstocks and other APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) keep inclining. To provide some respite, the Government has allowed a minuscule 0.0055% hike in prices for some 800 drugs on NLEM, including Ampicillin.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, Ampicillin is about to get a little costlier in the next quarter as authorities have allowed a minimal increase in essential drug prices.

Ampicillin Price Trend for the October-December of 2023

Ampicillin market prices observed an inclined trend during the fourth quarter of the year 2023. Ampicillin uses penicillin as its feedstock material, and the unexpectedly high demands of penicillin during the last couple of months raised the prices for its substituent drugs like ampicillin and amoxicillin. Ampicillin is an antibiotic extensively used to aid various infections like those of the respiratory tract, and these infections tend to rise severely during the cold winter months.

This rise in infections caused an upsurge in ampicillin demand during the cold months of the fourth quarter, and this high demand led to a swift increase in ampicillin prices during the given period. Since the drug prices are managed by strict laws and regulations in most countries, the ampicillin prices did not show any abrupt fluctuations; rather, the positive fluctuations in the price trend were also limited within narrow limits. Overall, positive market sentiments were observed.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, Ampicillin prices are likely to float upward in the coming quarters as well. Since high demands are driving these market trend, positive market sentiments are expected.

Ampicillin Price Trend for the July-September of 2023

Ampicillin is a penicillin-class antibiotic drug widely used to treat various kinds of bacterial infections. Ampicillin price trend continued to escalate in the third quarter of the year 2023 as well, though the rate of escalation subsided somewhat. Initially, it was the increased cost of Chinese raw materials that guided the drug costs in the pharma sector.

However, as the supply chains and freight situations improved, the logistics part of the Ampicillin trade also improved, but the production of raw materials in China slowed over such a long period of disruption. Hence, even though the production is ramping up, the supplies were still constricted with respect to demands during the said period. So, an overall positive market outlook was observed.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, future projections look promising for the Ampicillin market trend. With supplies picking up, the pace of inclination may be affected, but the overall market situation will continue to be positive in the near future.

Ampicillin Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

The price trend of ampicillin in the first and second quarters inclined steeply as the pharmaceutical industries witnessed a steep spike in the cost of raw materials required for its production. In India, the production of ampicillin is highly dependent on imports from China, and due to the rise in the cost of raw materials, the rates of production in the region have declined.

In addition to this, challenging economic conditions, soaring rates of inflation, and high costs of crude oil, freight charges also played a part in oscillating the price trend of ampicillin. The disruptions in supply chains and logistical challenges in the country due to pandemic-related restrictions and the high cost of energy production exerted a negative impact on the ampicillin price trend. However, despite that, the market was supported by improved sales in pharmaceutical sectors, high demand, and rising cost of production.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price of Ampicillin is estimated to showcase an upward trajectory as the demand for ampicillin in the domestic and international industries is increasing, and with positive support from the feedstock sector, the price trend of ampicillin is expected to rise.

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Ampicillin belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics that affects both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It inhibits bacteria production via destruction of bacteria’s cell walls and thus can be used in various skin, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. Due to ampicillin's susceptibility to enzyme breakdown, ampicillin-resistant bacterial species have emerged. It is an effective weapon for battling bacterial infections since it is a-lactam antibiotic that works by inhibiting bacteria's production of their cell walls.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Ampicillin
Chemical formula C16H18N3NaO4S
Industrial Uses Microbial Testing, Biotechnology, Fermentation process
CAS Number 69-52-3
Molecular weight 349.406 g/mol
HS Code 30041020
Supplier Database DSM, ACS Dobfar, United Laboratories, Shandong Lukang, CSPC Pharmaceuticals, North China Pharmaceuticals
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

In the first step of the process, penicillin is converted into 6-amino penicillanic acid via immobilized enzymes or chemical synthesis. In the next step, 6-APA is silylated with the help of D9-alpha-phenylo glycine chloride hydrochloride. To get ampicillin trihydrate crystals, silylated 6-APA is condensed and hydrolyzed with an alkali solution. Then these crystals are dissolved in propyl alcohol to give ampicillin anhydrous. In the last step, ampicillin trihydrate crystals are dissolved in sodium hydrozide solution and are then filtered and distributed to lyophilizators to give the final product.


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