The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Published 14 June 2018

Antibiotic sales statistics

Swedish experience demonstrates that work for rational use should be carried out close to the prescriber, which requires prescription data from the hospital clinic or health centre level and from individual prescribers.

The Swedish eHealth Agency maintains pharmaceutical sales statistics, delivered by all registered pharmacies. Data on county and national level are published on this website and in electronic newsletters.

Antibiotic use is related both to the emergence and the spread of resistance. Therefore it is important that antibiotics are used rationally – only when needed and in the right way. The Public Health Agency of Sweden continuously compiles and analyses the use of antibiotics in Sweden.

Below you find links to statistics for the sale of antibiotics in Sweden.

Annual report: Swedres-Svarm 2017 (in English)

More about antibiotic sales statistics (in Swedish)