The analysis of medicines consumption was performed using the WHO recommended ATC/DDD classification system that allows to standardise the categorisation of medicines and use the international units of medicines consumption. By using this classification system it is possible to compare the consumption of medicines in different countries and regions, as well as assess trends in the consumption of medicines in the long-term and from different perspectives. The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults.
This overview includes statistical data on medicines consumption from 2016 to 2020 and the medicines consumption is expressed as defined daily doses (DDD) per 1000 inhabitants in Latvia per day (DID).
Medicines consumption data has been compiled by collecting and analysing sales figures submitted by the authorised medicines wholesalers to the State Agency of Medicines.
The statistics of medicines consumption by month, quarter and year as well as the dynamics of the medicines market is available in this section of website: "Publications and statistics" > "Statistics on Medicines".