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Pharmacists per 1,000 people, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 26 countries was 0.82 pharmacists per 1,000 people. The highest value was in Belgium: 1.27 pharmacists per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in the Netherlands: 0.21 pharmacists per 1,000 people. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: pharmacists per 1,000 people; Source: OECD
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Countries Pharmacists per 1,000 people, 2019 Global rank Available data
Belgium 1.27 1 1980 - 2020
Italy 1.26 2 2013 - 2021
Spain 1.23 3 1996 - 2020
Canada 1.04 4 2012 - 2020
France 1.03 5 2011 - 2020
Lithuania 1.03 6 1994 - 2020
Israel 0.94 7 1996 - 2020
Portugal 0.93 8 1999 - 2020
Australia 0.89 9 1986 - 2020
UK 0.87 10 2002 - 2020
Norway 0.86 11 2002 - 2021
Latvia 0.84 12 2003 - 2021
Hungary 0.83 13 1980 - 2020
Sweden 0.79 14 1980 - 2019
South Korea 0.75 15 2004 - 2020
Poland 0.74 16 1980 - 2020
Austria 0.73 17 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 0.73 18 1998 - 2020
Czechia 0.72 19 1980 - 2020
Estonia 0.72 20 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 0.7 21 2008 - 2021
Germany 0.67 22 1991 - 2020
Switzerland 0.67 23 1980 - 2019
Iceland 0.54 24 2007 - 2021
Denmark 0.44 25 1992 - 2019
Netherlands 0.21 26 1980 - 2020



Definition: The number of practicing pharmacists per 1,000 residents of the country.

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