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Table 2 Perceived competition on German public pharmacy market (rounded)

From: Competition in the German pharmacy market: an empirical analysis

Question Mode
How many public pharmacies are you directly competing with? 0: 13.5%
1: 18%
2–3: 23%
4–6: 18%
7–10: 9%
>10: 20%
How do you assess your competitiveness on the market? Very good: 5%
Good: 33%
Acceptable: 31%
Difficult: 26%
Very difficult: 6%
How do you assess the competitive pressure of your main competitor? Very low: 4%
Low: 16%
Moderate: 51%
High: 19%
Very high: 10%
Since when do you perceive an increase competitive pressure? Before 2003: 28%
2003: 5%
2004: 26%
2005: 14%
2006: 12%
2007: 10%
2008: 6%
In which field are you better than your competitors? Innovation: 38%
Quality of products: 21%
Advise: 74%
After sales service: 57%
Price: 21%