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Drug wholesalers raise turnover in Latvia by 9.2% in November

RIGA - In November 2018, drug wholesalers sold EUR 35.08 million worth of medicines in Latvia, up 9.2 percent against the same period a year ago, according to the Latvian State Agency of Medicines (ZVA) data.

Compared to October, drug sales dropped 4.2 percent in November.

In November 2018, the drug wholesalers sold 3.86 million packages of medicines. Of that amount, 3.46 million packages were sold to general drug stores for EUR 30.5 million.

Also, 560 various Latvian-registered medicines, including 245 government-funded medicines, were sold outside Latvia for EUR 13.09 million, down 40 percent from the month before.

The average price of a package of medicines was EUR 9.08 in November, up from EUR 8.76 in October.

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