Volume in basic units

Volume in base units

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Written by Sébastien MEIGE
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Volume in basic units expresses sales, not in boxes (CUs or consumer units), but in the number of units making up the box (tablets, capsules, millilitre, etc...).
Volume in basic units allows for the analysis of sales that take into account the packaging of the product to be more comparable.


Let's take the example of a box containing 30 capsules (BUs or base units) each containing 50 milligrams of the active ingredient PA.
There were 1,000 CUs sold of this product over a period.
The volume in base units is:
Sales volume in CUs x Number of base units
I.e. 1,000 CUs sold x 30 capsules = 30,000 BUs sold


The volume in basic units indicator can be translated into English as "Volume in basic units".


This indicator is only available for pharmacy data and only for medicines


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