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Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the consumer health industry. We monitor and analyse industry trends in consumer Health globally, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” down to specific category levels. Categories in consumer health include:

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Consumer Health in Greece

Value sales of consumer health products in Greece declined during 2013, although these declines were somewhat slower than the declines recorded in 2012, which raises hope of stability in the industry in the near future. The main reason behind these ...

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Digestive Remedies in Greece

The economic recession and the withdrawal of various digestive remedies from the list of medicines which have the cost reimbursed by the Greek state, which involved the inclusion of these medicines on the so-called negative list of non-reimbursable ...

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Herbal/Traditional Products in Greece

Shrinking disposable incomes due to the economic recession continued to limit demand for more expensive herbal/traditional products during 2013 as there was no return in sight to the very strong growth rates which were typical in the category prior ...

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NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Greece

The number of smokers in Greece continued to decline during 2013. It should be stressed that 2012 was the first year that Greece was not included in the list of leading countries for smoking at European and global level as consumption of cigarettes ...

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Adult Mouth Care in Greece

Adult mouth declined in current value by 5% in 2013 as the category was unable to escape the adverse effects of the economic recession and the problem of product shortages in many chemists/pharmacies outlets. Adult mouth care is a consumer health ...

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Analgesics in Greece

2013 was not a good year for analgesics in Greece. A combination of the mild weather in winter and the widespread consumer shift towards cheaper products led to analgesics declining in current value by 10%. Despite the fact that self-medication tends...

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Calming and Sleeping in Greece

Amidst the general economic and social distress which prevailed in Greece towards the end of the review period, calming and sleeping increased by 5% in current value to €4.3 million in 2013. Rapidly rising stress levels and the much higher incidence ...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Greece

Seasonality remains the key factor determining the performance of cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies in Greece. The category remains highly dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and the incidence of illness. In this respect, the ...

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Dermatologicals in Greece

During 2013, demand for dermatologicals in Greece was adversely affected by the economic recession the shrinking disposable incomes which came with it. However, the overall decline recorded in the category was moderate as the category had already ...

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Sports Nutrition in Greece

The clientele of Greece’s gymnasiums and health clubs can be divided in three different groups: bodybuilders, people who work out regularly and people who work out occasionally. Of these groups, bodybuilders remains the most important for sports ...

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Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Greece

One of the most significant trends in vitamins and dietary supplements towards the end of the review period was the liberalisation of the distribution of these products. By the end of 2013, vitamins and dietary supplements were available on the ...

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Weight Management in Greece

The downfall of weight management in Greece continued during 2013. For the second consecutive year. double-digit declines were recorded in weight loss supplements after many years of strong positive growth as the category joined meal replacement ...

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Wound Care in Greece

As Greece’s severe economic recession rages on, sales of wound care declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013. Moreover, the number of wound care products available in Greece’s supermarkets and chemists/pharmacies has declined, with both the ...

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Digestive Remedies in Pakistan

Pakistani food contains a lot of oil and is quite spicy. Despite increasing knowledge of healthier food among consumers, the basic diet remained the same. This helped to drive sales of digestive remedies in the country in 2013. This was most obvious ...

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Herbal/Traditional Products in Pakistan

The common perception among consumers is that herbal/traditional products are safe to consume and have no side effects. There was no regulation in terms of the pricing of herbal/traditional remedies in 2013. It is easy for manufacturers to advertise ...

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Consumer Health in Pakistan

Growing self-awareness encouraged consumers to self-medicate, especially with regard to body pain relief, digestive problems and coughs, colds and allergies. High population growth and rapid urbanisation are the primary reason for the strong sales ...

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Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Pakistan

Vitamins and dietary supplements posted a 23% increase in current value sales in 2013 to reach PKR1.6 billion. The recovery of the economy from recession and the convenience trend, which encouraged consumers to spend more on vitamins and dietary ...

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Weight Management in Pakistan

Weight management registered a 16% increase in current value sales in 2013 to reach PKR300 million. There is a greater desire to lose weight in order to be accepted by their peers and suitable for marriage, and most girls prefer weight loss products....

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Wound Care in Pakistan

The primary reason for the growth in wound care sales is outdoor activities by children, such as playing in the street or on the roads and sports like cricket where they pick up injuries quite often. More severe injuries can require gauze tape, ...

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Analgesics in Pakistan

Analgesics posted a 19% increase in current value sales in 2013 to reach PKR1.3 billion. Low nutrition diets, poor quality lifestyles, low levels of physical activity, noise pollution and high usage of digital media increased stress levels among ...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Pakistan

Cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies registered a 22%increase in current value sales in 2013 to reachPKR2.4 billion. Issues with ephedrine continued in 2013.

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Dermatologicals in Pakistan

Urbanisation drove sales of dermatologicals in 2013. Men and women, especially 15-20-year-olds, were more aware of their appearance and demanded the best treatments available for pimples, acne and other skin-related problems. As beauty products were ...

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Digestive Remedies in Costa Rica

The ongoing lifestyles adopted by an increasing base of consumers are significantly contributing to digestive related problems, such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diarrhoea, indigestion, heartburn, acidity and general stomach discomfort which ...

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Herbal/Traditional Products in Costa Rica

Prevention has become more relevant for local consumers, including the older and young population, which are also more willing to see herbal/traditional products as a preventing and healing solution. Given the stressing lifestyles and high pollution ...

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Consumer Health in Costa Rica

Consumer health showed a relatively stable performance during 2013, on par with the review period average. In spite of the slow economic recovery and the relatively mature levels achieved by certain categories, the demand for consumer health (both ...

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Sports Nutrition in Costa Rica

Protein products, in general, remained as the main sales driver in sports nutrition in 2013, being widely available through different distribution channels such as gyms, health and wellness stores (GNC) and sports nutrition stores (Boutique El ...

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Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Costa Rica

Given the increasing health awareness towards nutrition amongst local consumers and the intensifying word of mouth advertising, vitamins and dietary supplements rapidly gained in popularity, representing a significant growth opportunity for the ...

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Weight Management in Costa Rica

Weight management witnessed further levels of segmentation in 2013, with a broad variety of new brands and line extension targeted to suit different needs according to medical conditions and lifestyle (activity levels and other factors), while ...

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Wound Care in Costa Rica

Wound care witnesses further levels of product segmentation in 2013, with manufacturers benefiting from package labelling to position their products with adults, juniors, and child-oriented designs. The intensifying trend of practicing sports, ...

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Analgesics in Costa Rica

Analgesics remained the most important category within OTC, with manufacturers focusing on adding value to their most dynamic products through the offer of line extensions (such as elderly and paediatric lines) and different delivery mechanisms, such...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Costa Rica

As in other consumer health categories, manufacturers continued to focus on developing innovative combination products which primarily treat cough, cold and allergy symptoms, such as analgesic + decongestants + expectorant. Given the increasing ...

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Dermatologicals in Costa Rica

Continuing trends for dermatologicals are mainly related to allergic reactions towards the ongoing changing climate conditions combined with short and long-terms effects of sun exposure (as a consequence of ozone depletion) which made topical ...

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World Tourism Data and Statistics 2014

Statistical handbook highlighting comparable travel and tourism statistics for 52 countries.

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Wound Care in Ecuador

Since the products in wound care meet the basic wound care needs and consumers are not willing to purchase products that are considered too expensive, companies stopped innovating, which led to stable development of wound care products. Among the ...

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Analgesics in Ecuador

In 2012, dengue fever grew rapidly and led to OTC to Rx switches of analgesics. In 2013, it was even worse. Dengue fever affected over 4% more people in 2013 than in 2012. This led to an OTC to Rx switch of Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Aspirin and Naproxen...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Ecuador

In 2013, the AH1N1 virus attacked Ecuador with 269 people infected and 19 killed as of August. This was over three times more deaths and over five times more infected than in 2012. In order to avoid consumers self-medicating and avoiding the risk of ...

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Dermatologicals in Ecuador

Since skin conditions directly affect the image of a person, and Ecuadorians are known for the importance they give to physical image, they are very interested in taking care of their skin. This is why they are more willing to purchase OTC products, ...

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Digestive Remedies in Ecuador

Obesity was increasingly becoming a major problem among Ecuadorians in 2013. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), 22% of the population is obese. This is attributed to bad eating habits and a sedentary ...

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Herbal/Traditional Products in Ecuador

Consumers were becoming more interested in consuming herbal/traditional products in 2013. Some do it as a complement in order to help a treatment they are going through. Others consider that this type of product offers a more complete solution to ...

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Consumer Health in Ecuador

In 2013, value sales in 2013 grew slower than in the review period. One of the main reasons was the long period of OTC to Rx switch of analgesics and cough, cold and allergy products as a way to control the complications of dengue fever and the AH1N1...

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Sports Nutrition in Ecuador

Middle-high and high income groups and young adults were becoming more interested in pursuing active lifestyles which involve several sports. This trend is growing as gyms are crowded and many are running and cycling more often and doing less ...

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Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Ecuador

Due to stronger controls on self-medication, consumers are becoming more interested in preventing ailments rather than in curing them. The switches made in 2013 were for systemic analgesics and cough and cold remedies. This was a result of the ...

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Weight Management in Ecuador

Ecuadorians tend to be self-conscious and are always willing to improve their physical appearance, which is why losing weight (and avoid gaining it back) is quite important for them. However, they tend to want the results without too much effort, ...

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Statistical Reference Handbook

World Consumer Lifestyles Databook 2014

A statistical reference book packed with lifestyle statistics for 76 countries, including home ownership patterns and income.

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Wound Care in Canada

Wound care covers products such as bandages, tape, film, plasters and gauze to treat and protect breaks, minor wounds or burns to the skin. It increased by a slight 1% in current value terms in Canada in 2013, to reach C$108 million. Home wound care ...

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Adult Mouth Care in Canada

In adult mouth care players provide a range of products for a variety of conditions or disorders, chief amongst which are canker sores and dry mouth. It is estimated that 20-25% of Canadians have canker sores at some time in their lives. The ...

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Analgesics in Canada

The pain symptoms associated with ageing, the continued rapid growth of naproxen, consumers’ desire for safer and less invasive pain relief and healthy lifestyles fuelled the growth of analgesics in 2013.

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Calming and Sleeping in Canada

Sales of calming and sleeping products accelerated in 2013, with a growth rate of 13% to reach C$78 million, driven by strong demand for sleeping aids, the popularity of melatonin and other natural health products, as well as marketing efforts from ...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Canada

Cough and cold remedies, including decongestants, cough remedies, combination products, medicated confectionery and pharyngeal preparations for both adults and children, increased by 4% in 2013 to approximately C$583 million, whereas sales of ...

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