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Statistics on Medicines Consumption (DDD)

Statistics on Medicines Consumption in Latvia from 2018 to 2022 (available here, xls)

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 2018 to 2022 and the medicines consumption is expressed as defined daily doses (DDD) per 1000 inhabitants in Latvia per day (DID). In this overview the DID calculations regarding the 5 year period were carried out in accordance with the current ATC/DDD classification system that came into effect in January 2023.

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".