Canadian Animal Health Institute

Industry Facts

  • The International Federation for Animal Health in 2011 conducted a Benchmarking Survey on the Canadian animal health industry.  The report summarizes the results of an on-line survey designed to assess the state of the Canadian animal health industry, especially the regulations and regulatory agencies affecting innovation in and maintenance of veterinary products for the Canadian market.  A copy of the full report can be viewed here.
  • Discovery of a new major animal drug can take 7 to 10 years and can cost up to $100 million.
  • Over 90% of all of the animal health products sold in Canada are marketed by CAHI members. 
  • The Canadian market represents approximately 3% of the global animal health market.
  • In 2009, animal health product sales in Canada were just over $540 million.  (excludes non-CAHI members and feed additive sales)
  • Global animal health sales in 2009 were estimated to be $18.6 billion.  $6.1 billion of this is North American sales. 
  • Globally, the market is estimated to be divided as follows: