The impact of RDL was applied last year to increase this rate, which stood at 8.19% in 2009. Anyway, 218 pharmacies were opened in 2010, the vast majority (84.9%) in non-capital cities of province, but closed 18 facilities, 83.3% of them in the same type of municipality.

Despite the crisis, the report reveals that in some areas have maintained the previous years, as the ratio of inhabitants per pharmacy. Although it has not increased, a trend that has occurred since 2000, has maintained a similar level to 2009, from 2,209 to 2,201. The CGCOF it attributed to a lower population growth and the increasing number of pharmacies, from 21,164 to 21,364 establishments, of which only 18,521 are owned and the remaining condominiums.

With an average of two pharmacists for each pharmacy, since 1976 the number of pharmacies has increased by 47%, with an average annual growth of 1.1%. 36.6% of them are located in provincial capital, while 63.4% are in other municipalities.

With the exception of Ceuta and Melilla, the regions with the highest concentration of inhabitants per pharmacy are Canary and Balearic Islands Basque Country, to Extremadura and Castilla y Leon, which lie at the other end. Highlights the case of Navarra, which remains on the 1,074 inhabitants, due to its minimal planning system. It has also increased the number of colleges, reaching 64,203 (826 more than in 2009). Andalusia, Madrid, Catalonia and Valencia are the regions with the highest number of members, since they encompass 54.9% of the total.

By gender, 70.6% of their members are women, over half of whom are under 55 years. In addition, the report emphasizes that pharmacy is behind Nursing, the second health care profession with the highest percentage of female collegiate.

Also, 68% of colleges, ie, 43,682 professional practice in pharmacy. After this field, the arrangements for dermopharmacy (17.1%), food (14.3%) and orthopedics (13.2%) have the highest number of registered practitioners.