According to a survey of China International Ecommerce Publisher, the pharmaceutical market of China exceeded 2 trillion Yuan in 2017, of which the retail drug market reached 367.9 billion yuan, an increase of 9.5% over 2016. As of the end of November 2016, there were 12,975 drug wholesalers, 5609 drug retail chains, 226,331 retail pharmacies and 447,034 retail drugstores. Western medicines were still the main products, accounting for over 70%. The pharmaceutical e-commerce model is still in the ascendant and its scale has gradually risen to about 75 billion Yuan.
China Bio news release, February 26, 2018