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Consumer Health in South Africa

December 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Consumer Health industry in South Africa with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Analgesics
  • Cough, Cold and Allergy Remedies
  • Digestive Remedies
  • Dermatologicals
  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids
  • Sleep Aids
  • Eye Care
  • Wound Care
  • Vitamins
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Herbal/Traditional Products
  • Paediatric Consumer Health

If you're in the Consumer Health industry in South Africa, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Consumer Health in South Africa report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Consumer Health in South Africa?
  • Which are the leading brands in Consumer Health in South Africa?
  • How are products distributed in Consumer Health in South Africa?
  • How has the regulatory and operating environment for Consumer Health changed in South Africa?
  • How are considerations such as stress, self-medication and shifting consumer lifestyles shaping demand for Consumer Health
  • How significant are wider health concerns and consumer awareness in determining sales?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Consumer Health in South Africa

Consumer health in 2022: The big picture
2022 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
What next for consumer health?
Table 1 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2017-2022
Table 2 Life Expectancy at Birth 2017-2022
Table 3 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 4 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2018-2022
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2019-2022
Table 7 Penetration of Private Label in Consumer Health by Category: % Value 2017-2022
Table 8 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 9 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2022
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventive medicine
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Analgesics in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Analgesics remains a popular and accessible category
Sales through nascent retail e-commerce continue to rise
The battle of generics and brand medication
Self-medication trend will boost further demand for analgesics
Rising consumer sophistication and the need for targeted products
Wider distribution network will continue driving sales
Table 12 Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 13 Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 14 NBO Company Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2018-2022
Table 15 LBN Brand Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2019-2022
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Sleep Aids in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Sleep aids containing CBD gaining shelf space
Regulation limits growth of standard sleep aids
Improving awareness regarding the importance of sleep on mental wellbeing
Herbal/traditional sleep aids dominate shelf space and benefit from better brand awareness due to greater visibility
Challenging economic environment will support growth of sleep aids as consumers seek ways to battle anxiety and depression
The rise of e-commerce will continue to improve brand awareness and visibility
Table 18 Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2017-2022
Table 19 Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 20 NBO Company Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2018-2022
Table 21 LBN Brand Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2019-2022
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2022-2027
Table 23 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Rising interest in herbal/traditional ingredients encourages development by players
Regular price promotions from key retailers such as Clicks lead to share gain from independent smaller pharmacies
Product innovation driving new product launches
Omnichannel approach will continue to influence sales and brand penetration
Lingering impact of pandemic and seasonal flu will continue to influence demand
Improving access to information to drive demand for allergy care
Table 24 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 25 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 26 NBO Company Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2018-2022
Table 27 LBN Brand Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2019-2022
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Dermatologicals in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Increasing focus on personal appearance drives category growth
Price sensitivity prevails, forcing consumers to seek affordable options
International players maintain strong foothold in the category
Missed potential for growth as visits to dermatologists seen as a luxury by the majority of the local population
Some conditions remain taboo, thereby making consumers wary of seeking medical help
Consumers perceive a fine line between dermatologicals and dermocosmetics
Table 30 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 31 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 32 NBO Company Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2018-2022
Table 33 LBN Brand Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2019-2022
Table 34 LBN Brand Shares of Hair Loss Treatments: % Value 2019-2022
Table 35 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 36 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Digestive Remedies in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Popularity of food delivery platforms foster poor eating habits, maintaining demand for digestive remedies
Retail e-commerce promotes price transparency and brand awareness
Players launch new product variants and packaging formats
Busy lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits expected to drive growth
Preventive approach to gut health will remain popular amongst mid- to high-income consumers
Easy access and affordable pricing will promote the popularity of digestive remedies
Table 37 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 38 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 39 NBO Company Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2018-2022
Table 40 LBN Brand Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2019-2022
Table 41 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 42 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Eye Care in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Prolonged exposure to digital screens drives demand for standard eye care
Allergy care outperforms standard options
Stronger growth limited by unequal access to ophthalmologists, with eye care in general not seen as a priority
Little change to the competitive landscape expected
Price sensitivity to continue influencing purchasing decisions
Omnichannel approach likely to improve brand visibility
Table 43 Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 44 Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 45 NBO Company Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2018-2022
Table 46 LBN Brand Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2019-2022
Table 47 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 48 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Niche category driven by small segment of high-income consumers
Unsmoke campaign by Philip Morris aims to educate smokers on how to quit smoking
Johnson & Johnson maintains leading position
Limited product availability and high prices dampen accessibility
Vaping seen as an alternative to quitting smoking cigarettes
Focus on health and wellness could potentially improve category’s popularity
Table 49 Number of Smokers by Gender 2017-2022
Table 50 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 51 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 52 NBO Company Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2018-2022
Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2019-2022
Table 54 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 55 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Wound Care in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Resumption of social and outdoor activities boosts demand
Despite further demand, wound care remains a small category
Leading brands drive innovation
Value brands will remain attractive to consumers
Leading players to continue driving innovation
Limited change to competitive landscape expected over the forecast period
Table 56 Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 57 Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 58 NBO Company Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2018-2022
Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2019-2022
Table 60 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 61 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Sports Nutrition in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Category maintains growth trajectory despite challenging economic conditions
Inflationary pressures impact prices
Innovative product formats further boost demand
Fitness trend to support further growth over forecast period
Cautious spending behaviour to prevail and influence purchasing habits
Sports protein products will maintain lead
Table 62 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 63 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 64 NBO Company Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2018-2022
Table 65 LBN Brand Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2019-2022
Table 66 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 67 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Dietary Supplements in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Economic challenges dampen growth
Highly fragmentated competitive landscape
New product development and line extensions as a strategy to maintain share
Price sensitivity to influence purchasing decisions heading into 2023
Retail e-commerce helps drive brand visibility
Regulation surrounding vitamins remains a point of contention for stakeholders
Table 68 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 69 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 70 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Positioning: % Value 2017-2022
Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Dietary Supplements: % Value 2018-2022
Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Dietary Supplements: % Value 2019-2022
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Vitamins in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Demand stabilises following pandemic-related growth
The emergence of vitamins for skin care
Product innovation and new packaging formats to differentiate products
Challenging economic environment to limit growth prospects
Private label offers more affordable options
Regulation surrounding vitamins remains a point of contention for stakeholders
Table 75 Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 76 Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 77 Sales of Multivitamins by Positioning: % Value 2017-2022
Table 78 NBO Company Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2018-2022
Table 79 LBN Brand Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2019-2022
Table 80 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 81 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Weight Management and Wellbeing in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Easing of pandemic-related restrictions places focus back on physical appearance
Obesity a national concern, especially amongst women
Pharmacies and direct selling remain leading distribution channels
Challenging consumer environment hinders stronger growth potential in 2023
High-income consumers adopt different approach to weight loss
Affordable alternatives to mainstream weight management brands
Table 82 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 83 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 84 NBO Company Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2018-2022
Table 85 LBN Brand Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2019-2022
Table 86 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 87 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Herbal/Traditional Products in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Growth stabilises against a challenging economic backdrop
Players launch products using familiar ingredients
Further growth for private label due to affordable price points
Focus on ingredients will drive demand for herbal/traditional products
Price sensitivity will impact demand as consumers reduce purchases or trade down
Established tradition of using herbal/traditional alternatives to drive sales
Table 88 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 89 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 90 NBO Company Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2018-2022
Table 91 LBN Brand Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2019-2022
Table 92 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 93 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Paediatric Consumer Health in South Africa

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Reopening of schools promotes demand for paediatric consumer health
Nappy (diaper) rash treatments remains a strong growth category
Slowing demand for paediatric vitamins and dietary supplements
Paediatric consumer health seen as essential
The potential for paediatric products in new categories
Omnichannel approach to sales likely to prevail
Table 94 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 95 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 96 Sales of Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements by Type: % Value 2017-2022
Table 97 NBO Company Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2018-2022
Table 98 LBN Brand Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2019-2022
Table 99 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 100 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Consumer Health

    • Adult Mouth Care
          • Adult Acetaminophen
          • Adult Aspirin
          • Adult Combination Products - Analgesics
          • Adult Diclofenac
          • Adult Dipyrone
          • Adult Ibuprofen
          • Adult Ketoprofen
          • Adult Naproxen
          • Adult OTC Triptans
          • Paediatric Acetaminophen
          • Paediatric Aspirin
          • Paediatric Combination Products - Analgesics
          • Paediatric Dipyrone
          • Paediatric Ibuprofen
          • Paediatric Naproxen
          • Acetaminophen
          • Aspirin
          • Combination Products - Analgesics
          • Diclofenac
          • Dipyrone
          • Ibuprofen
          • Ketoprofen
          • Naproxen
          • OTC Triptans
      • Topical Analgesics/Anaesthetic
    • Sleep Aids
      • Antihistamines/Allergy Remedies (Systemic)
        • Paediatric Allergy Remedies
        • Paediatric Cough/Cold Remedies
      • Combination Products - Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies
      • Cough Remedies
        • Nasal Sprays
        • Oral Decongestants
        • Inhalant Decongestants
        • Decongestant Rubs
        • Nasal Decongestant Drops
        • Nasal Decongestant Plasters
      • Medicated Confectionery
      • Pharyngeal Preparations
      • Medicated Shampoos
      • Topical Antifungals
      • Vaginal Antifungals
      • Hair Loss Treatments
      • Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments
      • Antiparasitics/Lice (Head and Body) Treatments
      • Antipruritics
      • Cold Sore Treatments
      • Haemorrhoid Treatments
      • Paediatric Dermatologicals
      • Topical Allergy Remedies/Antihistamines
      • Topical Germicidals/Antiseptics
        • Paediatric Diarrhoeal Remedies
        • Paediatric Indigestion and Heartburn Remedies
        • Paediatric Laxatives
        • Paediatric Motion Sickness Remedies
      • Diarrhoeal Remedies
      • IBS Treatments
        • Antacids
        • Antiflatulents
        • Digestive Enzymes
        • H2 Blockers
        • Proton Pump Inhibitors
      • Laxatives
      • Motion Sickness Remedies
    • Emergency Contraception
      • Allergy Eye Care
      • Standard Eye Care
      • NRT Gum
      • NRT Inhalators
      • NRT Lozenges
      • NRT Patches
      • Other NRT
      • First Aid Kits
      • Gauze, Tape and Other Wound Care
      • Sticking Plasters/Adhesive Bandages
      • Protein/Energy Bars
      • Sports Protein Powder
      • Sports Protein RTD
    • Sports Non-Protein Products
      • Combination Dietary Supplements
        • Aloe
        • Combination Herbal/Traditional Dietary Supplements
        • Cranberry
        • Echinacea
        • Evening Primrose Oil
        • Garlic
        • Ginkgo Biloba
        • Ginseng
        • St John's Wort
        • Other Herbal/Traditional Dietary Supplements
        • Co-Enzyme Q10
        • Combination Non-Herbal/Traditional Dietary Supplements
        • Eye Health Supplements
        • Fish Oils/Omega Fatty Acids
        • Glucosamine
          • Calcium Supplements
          • Mineral Supplements
        • Probiotic Supplements
        • Protein Supplements
        • Other Non-Herbal/Traditional Dietary Supplements
    • Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements
    • Tonics
      • Multivitamins
        • Vitamin A
        • Vitamin B
        • Vitamin C
        • Vitamin D
        • Vitamin E
        • Other Single Vitamins
    • Meal Replacement
    • OTC Obesity
    • Slimming Teas
    • Supplement Nutrition Drinks
    • Weight Loss Supplements
    • Herbal/Traditional Topical Analgesics
    • Herbal/Traditional Sleep Aids
    • Herbal/Traditional Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies
    • Herbal/Traditional Digestive Remedies
    • Herbal/Traditional Dermatologicals
    • Herbal/Traditional Paediatric Dietary Supplements
    • Herbal/Traditional Dietary Supplements
    • Herbal/Traditional Tonics
    • Allergy Eye Care
    • Antihistamines/Allergy Remedies (Systemic)
    • Paediatric Allergy Remedies
    • Topical Allergy Remedies/Antihistamines
      • Paediatric Acetaminophen
      • Paediatric Aspirin
      • Paediatric Combination Products - Analgesics
      • Paediatric Dipyrone
      • Paediatric Ibuprofen
      • Paediatric Naproxen
      • Paediatric Allergy Remedies
      • Paediatric Cough/Cold Remedies
      • Paediatric Diarrhoeal Remedies
      • Paediatric Indigestion and Heartburn Remedies
      • Paediatric Laxatives
      • Paediatric Motion Sickness Remedies
    • Paediatric Dermatologicals
    • Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments
    • Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Consumer Health

It is the aggregation of OTC, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements (VDS), Sports Nutrition, and Weight Management and Wellbeing

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