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Market Research on South Africa

Euromonitor International publishes the worlds' most comprehensive market research on consumer products, commercial industries, demographics trends and consumer lifestyles in South Africa.

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Country Report

Cat Food in South Africa

Cat food will record good growth of 7% in current value terms to reach sales of R1, 126 million in South Africa in 2016. Manufacturers will focus on educating consumers on how to give their cats a balanced diet, in line with the growing humanisation ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Dog Food in South Africa

The economic climate in South Africa is constrained, with commodity costs such as electricity and fuel on the rise. The added pressure of the worst drought in 23 years, as well as the rapidly depreciating rand, resulted in price increases across the ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Other Pet Food in South Africa

Consumers fall into two groups – those seeking value for money and those seeking products that offer the best nutritional value. With the weakening rand, the premium imported brands become even more expensive in 2016 and thus only target those ...

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Pet Care in South Africa

High unemployment, reduced purchasing power of the rand and skyrocketing food and fuel prices all resulted in reducing consumer spending. This puts strong pressure on consumers’ incomes driving them to hunt bargains, while still seeking quality and ...

May 2016 | US$2,100 | Add to cart | View details

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Pet Products in South Africa

Pet products consists both of necessities such as cat litter, bowls and leads, and luxuries such as upmarket bowls, bedding, toys and leashes. Thus consumers purchase these products based either on value for money or aesthetics. The pet humanisation ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

Country Profile

South Africa: Country Profile

South Africa’s economy will improve in 2016 but the pace will fall well short of potential. Lower oil prices and a rise in domestic demand provide a modest boost to the economy. Low commodity prices are a serious problem for mining companies, where ...

Apr 2016 | US$150 | Pages: 10 | Add to cart | View details

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Baby and Child-Specific Products in South Africa

With many households facing financial struggles towards the end of the review period, there was a growing focus on value within baby and child-specific products. Many consumers are for example opting for bulk packs in order to save money in the ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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Bath and Shower in South Africa

Most South African households faced financial constraints at the end of the review period, due to high unemployment and inflation. An influx of African migrants into the country meanwhile further expanded South Africa's low-income consumer base. ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Colour Cosmetics in South Africa

Women continue to face challenges in the South African workforce, with estimates of a pay gap of 15-17% from men being cited in the country's media in 2015. However, there was a rise in the number of mid- to high-income women in higher-paid roles ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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Deodorants in South Africa

A growing focus on grooming and hygiene in South African cities resulted in ongoing strong growth for deodorants at the end of the review period. Many consumers remained reluctant to relinquish their use of deodorants even given growing financial ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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Depilatories in South Africa

Many households faced declining disposable income levels at the end of the review period, due to inflation and rising unemployment. Consequently, consumers are becoming more likely to economise within depilatories. This is encouraging many to trade ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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Fragrances in South Africa

Fragrances saw the strongest current value growth across beauty and personal care in 2015, despite the non-essential nature of these products and rising economic uncertainty. This was thanks to a strong grooming trend in the country amongst both men ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Hair Care in South Africa

Hair care saw the worst performance across overall beauty and personal care in 2015, with 6% current value growth and stagnation in terms of value at constant 2015 prices. This represented the worst annual performance of the review period. Sales were...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 39 | Add to cart | View details

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Men's Grooming in South Africa

There was a surge in interest in skin care among South African men during the review period, with men's skin care seeing an impressive 8% retail volume CAGR. Men notably became more likely to visit salons and also became more likely to use skin ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Oral Care in South Africa

Oral care is benefiting from a strong government focus on improving South Africa's oral health, with official statistics indicating that an estimated 90% of South Africans suffer from gum disease at some point in their life. The government notably ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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Beauty and Personal Care in South Africa

2015 saw slightly stronger current value growth in comparison to the review period CAGR, despite rising economic uncertainty in the year. This was thanks chiefly to a strong grooming trend in the country, with consumers increasingly focused on ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,650 | Pages: 134 | Add to cart | View details

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Skin Care in South Africa

Many consumers faced rising economic constraints towards the end of the review period, as a result of high inflation and unemployment. A weakened rand also impacted the price of imported products within skin care, resulting in price increases for ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 46 | Add to cart | View details

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Sun Care in South Africa

The review period saw rising concern over sun exposure and its links to skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa was notably launched in 2013, reporting that skin cancer is the country's most common form of cancer and that South Africa...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

Future Demographic

South Africa in 2030: The Future Demographic

In 2030, the population of South Africa will reach 60.0 million, an increase of 10.2% from 2015. Population growth will slow down over the 2015-2030 period due to moderating net migration and falling birth and fertility rates, despite a rise in the ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Coffee in South Africa

Consumer demand for convenience led to a notable growth in shelf space allocated to 3-in-1 instant coffee products which were previously unpopular due to the higher unit price relative to buying coffee, milk and sugar separately. The busier ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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Other Hot Drinks in South Africa

The continued entry of RTD beverages into soft drinks in South Africa continues to threaten the growth in volume sales of other hot drinks such as flavoured powder drinks with more consumers seeking convenience over value. The effect is reciprocal, ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Hot Drinks in South Africa

Retailers are increasingly feeling the impact of limited growth in consumer incomes as customers increasingly cut their expenditure on certain items. Although the food industry, including hot drinks, was the least affected, some consumers were seen ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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Tea in South Africa

Tea consumption in South Africa remains fairly high when contrasted with other hot beverages such as coffee which is considered to be more expensive compared to tea. Tea prices locally remain fairly low due to an abundant supply in the Southern ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Food Intolerance in South Africa

Apart from a niche of gluten-free products and lactose-free dairy products, South African food intolerance comprises lactose-free baby milk formula and other HW special baby milk formula, such as anti-reflux and NAN Pelargon. Formula is biologically ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Fortified/Functional Beverages in South Africa

Manufacturers considered to be producers of fortified/functional products increasingly focus on ensuring there is substantial added value in the beverages they sell. One way to address this is through positioning such products as being high energy ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Fortified/Functional Packaged Food in South Africa

There was a recent flurry of manufacturer activity within functional RTE porridges in order to meet consumer demands for functionality as well as nutrition when it comes to breakfast cereals. Futurelife was available for a number of years, yet gained...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Naturally Healthy Beverages in South Africa

Demand for healthy beverages is on the rise in South Africa with more consumers opting to fight health conditions such as obesity and heart disease. Naturally healthy (NH) beverages is a typical example of such solutions for consumers as most ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Naturally Healthy Packaged Food in South Africa

Naturally healthy packaged food is considered by many to be the entry point into healthy eating in South Africa. While many may not know the benefits of food intolerance or fortified/functional packaged food, the majority of consumers know which food...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Organic Packaged Food in South Africa

Organic packaged food remains niche in South Africa. This is largely due to the high cost of production, thus pricing the potential product out of contention. In order to be certified as organic, guidelines need to be followed from the soil up, and ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Health and Wellness in South Africa

Naturally healthy food and beverages continued to clearly lead overall sales of health and wellness in South Africa in 2015 recording 13% value growth. Monetary value is the primary driver for food and beverages purchases in South Africa with deemed ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 83 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Better For You Beverages in South Africa

Consumers in South Africa increasingly demand more from manufacturers in terms of healthy beverages as more information sources become available to them. The internet is one good source of valuable information for consumers in relation to healthy ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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Better For You Packaged Food in South Africa

In 2015, 82% of better for you food value sales consisted of reduced fat food. With the increased focus on health and wellness, a growing number of South Africans will choose reduced fat products over standard fat products in order to curb their ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Fresh Food in South Africa

Fresh food continues to grow, albeit at a steady rate. It is boosted by growing health trends, as well as the affordability of fresh food versus processed food. Consumers who are pressed for time can find many recipes that utilise fresh food ...

Mar 2016 | US$1,210 | Add to cart | View details

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Away-From-Home Tissue and Hygiene in South Africa

In line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the South African government continued to invest in the country’s healthcare system in 2015.

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 17 | Add to cart | View details

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Incontinence in South Africa

Incontinence remained a niche category within the South African tissue and hygiene market in 2015. Social stigma, a lack of education, high average unit prices and a relatively young population remained barriers to category performance.

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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Nappies/Diapers/Pants in South Africa

Leading brands implemented promotional activities throughout 2015, across retail channels. This proved attractive to value-seeking consumers who sought value deals across consumer markets. Consumers continued to respond to promotional offers and ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Tissue and Hygiene in South Africa

South Africa’s economic climate remained rife with challenges, ranging from the labour market, exchange rate volatility and poor export performance to rising costs of living. In an effort to curtail the impact of currency depreciation and maintain ...

Mar 2016 | US$2,650 | Pages: 51 | Add to cart | View details

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Retail Tissue in South Africa

South Africa’s poor economic performance left the country facing growing challenges in 2015. Consumers continued to face inflationary prices for items such as utilities and food. Household spending remained under pressure and the strain continued to ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Sanitary Protection in South Africa

In South Africa poverty and a lack of education continue to form the basis for the negative correlation between the onset of puberty in girls and school attendance. Many girls from underprivileged households lack adequate knowledge regarding puberty ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Wipes in South Africa

Consumer demand for more convenient and sophisticated products and those that provide targeted solutions continued to aid category performance in 2015. Manufacturers responded to these demands by diversifying their wipes portfolios. These included ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Menswear in South Africa

Growth in menswear in South Africa is being fuelled by factors such as the greater focus on personal appearance and rising disposable incomes. In fact, a higher proportion of South African men are earning higher salaries and attaining key positions ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Apparel and Footwear in South Africa

In 2015, South Africa’s economic landscape continued to be influenced by high levels of unemployment and low productivity, higher utility and food prices, a weakening and volatile currency and rising inflation. As the local economy remains under ...

Mar 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 92 | Add to cart | View details

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Sportswear in South Africa

‘Athleisure’ remained a popular trend in apparel and footwear in South Africa in 2015. This can be attributed to the growing trend towards people wearing active wear even when they are not working out. Increasingly, fitness-conscious consumers look ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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Womenswear in South Africa

Women’s dresses and women’s skirts posted the strongest growth rates in womenswear in 2015, with each category increasing in current value by 11%. This was the result of consumers following the latest global fashion trends in recent years, including ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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Apparel Accessories in South Africa

Apparel accessories has performed well in South Africa in recent years and the category has remained somewhat unaffected by the tough trading conditions facing other apparel categories and consumer goods industries. The category posted current value ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Childrenswear in South Africa

As the South African retailing industry becomes more competitive, apparel and footwear specialist retailers are increasingly looking for new growth opportunities. Until recently, childrenswear was an apparel category that was dominated by items ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Footwear in South Africa

During 2015, South Africa’s economic landscape continued to be impacted by instability in the labour market, high levels of unemployment and low productivity, rising levels of debt, a weakening and volatile currency and rising inflation, with the ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Hosiery in South Africa

Sheer hosiery targets women and includes sheer tights, hold-ups, stockings, knee-highs and sheer ankle socks. The category recorded 7% growth in current value terms and 3% growth in volume terms in 2015. Although the reasons for women to purchase ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Jeans in South Africa

With current value growth of 11%, super premium jeans was the fastest growing jeans category in 2015, followed by premium jeans with 9% current value growth. These growth rates were significantly higher than the overall current value growth of 7% ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in South Africa

The general trading conditions in South Africa’s retailing market remained challenging at the end of the review period as spending among the country’s predominantly value-conscious consumers remained constrained. This trend was exacerbated by rising ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details
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