Executive Summary

Oct 2019
Self-medication and prevention bring a further boost to consumer health, with an emphasis on natural remedies

After consistent growth in the review period, consumer health in the Czech Republic witnessed another year of healthy growth in 2019, driven by the further strengthening of disposable incomes and improving economic conditions, as well as growing health awareness and interest in self-medication amongst the general population. Herbal/traditional products performed well as consumers sought more natural remedies, particularly in dermatologicals for both adults and in their paediatric formats, as well as in topical analgesics.

Another year of growth in 2019

Overall, consumer health continued to increase in current value terms in 2019. Good growth was apparent in most categories, with only weight management and wellbeing witnessing a mediocre performance after the previous year’s decline; this was due to the growing health and wellness trend and the move to alternative products.

Consumer confidence in private label products continues to increase

Private label products have come a long way. Their share in the Czech market has been on the rise for number of years, and the recent activity of chemists/pharmacies and drugstores/parapharmacies suggests that the penetration of private label in OTC categories and vitamins and dietary supplements will increase still further.

Internet retailing continues to grow, while some pharmacies struggle to get supplies

Internet retailing continued its dynamic growth in consumer health in 2019, driven by the flourishing economy, improving disposable incomes, and an increasing number of internet retailers and an extended online offering. More consumers are shopping online for self-medication, vitamins, dietary supplements and nutrition.

An even stronger performance for the forecast period

Consumer health is expected to witness accelerating current retail value growth over the forecast period. All categories are expected to record increasing sales, with herbal/traditional products, slimming teas and sports nutrition continuing to lead the way in growth terms.

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Consumer Health in the Czech Republic

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Self-medication and prevention bring a further boost to consumer health, with an emphasis on natural remedies
Another year of growth in 2019
Consumer confidence in private label products continues to increase
Internet retailing continues to grow, while some pharmacies struggle to get supplies
An even stronger performance for the forecast period

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 1 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2014-2019
Table 2 Life Expectancy at Birth 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

Table 3 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019
Table 7 Penetration of Private Label in Consumer Health by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 8 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 9 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

APPENDIX

OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventive medicine
Switches
Summary 1 OTC: Switches 2018-2019

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

Analgesics in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Consumers favour topical analgesics/anaesthetic to systemic formats
Paediatric analgesics continues to suffer from declining sales due to supply issues
Adult aspirin witnesses an improved retail value performance as manufacturers stimulate sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Sanofi retains its strong lead despite a product withdrawal
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer join forces in OTC
The penetration of private label continues

CATEGORY DATA

Table 12 Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 13 Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 14 NBO Company Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2015-2019
Table 15 LBN Brand Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2016-2019
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Low sick benefits support growth
Increasing incidences of allergies and reimbursements support growth of antihistamines/allergy remedies (systemic)
Increasing allergies and flu epidemics boost sales of oral decongestants

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Johnson & Johnson recalls some batches of Olynth
Successful strategy of private label player
Some pack sizes of products containing dextromethorphan are prescription-only

CATEGORY DATA

Table 18 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 20 NBO Company Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2015-2019
Table 21 LBN Brand Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2016-2019
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 23 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Dermatologicals in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Consumers increasingly seek herbal-based dermatologicals
Most categories achieve growth
Dermatologicals benefits from the self-medication trend

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Bayer withdraws its six-day pack of Canesten Gyn
Consumers increasingly appreciate locally-produced dermatologicals
A long tradition of hemp-based skin care in the country

CATEGORY DATA

Table 24 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 25 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 26 NBO Company Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2015-2019
Table 27 LBN Brand Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2016-2019
Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Hair Loss Treatments: % Value 2016-2019
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Dietary Supplements in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Czechs spend big on dietary supplements
Other herbal/traditional dietary supplements are increasingly popular for improving a range of conditions
Regulatory pressures set to increase

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Internet sales are behind the strong growth
Private label takes share
New beauty supplements a success

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 32 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 33 Sales of Dietary Supplements by Positioning: % Value 2014-2019
Table 34 NBO Company Shares of Dietary Supplements: % Value 2015-2019
Table 35 LBN Brand Shares of Dietary Supplements: % Value 2016-2019
Table 36 Forecast Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 37 Forecast Sales of Dietary Supplements by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Digestive Remedies in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Retail value growth returns as licence holder changes settle down
The improved economy is behind the steady growth of diarrhoeal remedies
Regular price promotions and a good brand name are important to consumers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Re-exports of Kreon limited by the Ministry of Health
Endiaron returns to shelves
Dr Max continues to take share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 38 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 39 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2015-2019
Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2016-2019
Table 42 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 43 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Eye Care in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Hectic lifestyles and air pollution continue to drive growth in eye care
Private label increasingly popular, leading to brand discounting
Internet retailing supports growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Ophthalmo-Septonex returns
Private label gains ground in eye care
Ophthalmo-Evercil is withdrawn

CATEGORY DATA

Table 44 Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 45 Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 46 NBO Company Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2015-2019
Table 47 LBN Brand Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2016-2019
Table 48 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 49 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Herbal/Traditional Products in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Herbal/traditional products penetrate more consumer health categories
Consumers willing and able to pay more for herbal/traditional products
Hemp-based products continue to attract interest

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Domestic producers are well represented
“Green” ingredients are increasingly popular
Carun International launches products with CBD oil

CATEGORY DATA

Table 50 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 51 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2015-2019
Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2016-2019
Table 54 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 55 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

NRT gum is beginning to be perceived as mature and outdated
All health insurance companies now incentivise their customers to quit smoking, supporting ongoing growth
Anti-smoking law has a positive impact on sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

NRT smoking cessation aids is highly concentrated
Omega Pharma is the only other major player in NRT smoking cessation aids
Omega Pharma re-enters NRT gum

CATEGORY DATA

Table 56 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 57 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 58 NBO Company Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2015-2019
Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2016-2019
Table 60 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 61 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Paediatric Consumer Health in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Rising demand for herbal and all-natural medicines
Nappy (diaper) rash treatments remains the largest category
Social media and the internet increasingly used as sources of information and advice

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Third party certification increasingly important
Dr Max continues to penetrate paediatric consumer health
dm-Drogerie Markt launches multivitamins

CATEGORY DATA

Table 62 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 63 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 64 Sales of Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements by Type: % Value 2016-2019
Table 65 NBO Company Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019
Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019
Table 67 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 68 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Sleep Aids in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Rising stress levels and mobile devices create demand for sleep aids
Increasing interest in alternative methods may limit growth going forward
Larger packs and stronger formulae strike a chord with tired Czechs

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Herbal/traditional sleep aids dominate
Smaller players begin to take share
The relaunch of a relaxing drink to improve sleep quality

CATEGORY DATA

Table 69 Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2014-2019
Table 70 Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2015-2019
Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2016-2019
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2019-2024
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Sports Nutrition in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Health trends, the favourable economy and expanding product range all contribute to growth
Increasing demand for plant-based protein due to health and sustainability concerns
Protein/energy bars are dynamic due to the convenience they offer

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nutrend DS extends its distribution
dm Drogerie-Markt launches a sports protein powder
Decathlon CZ extends its range

CATEGORY DATA

Table 75 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 76 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 77 NBO Company Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2015-2019
Table 78 LBN Brand Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2016-2019
Table 79 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 80 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Vitamins in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Multivitamins and vitamin C remain the most popular as aids to strengthen the immune system
A shift in focus to overall benefits and encouraging broader use
Vitamin E grows from a low base

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Zentiva invests in domestic manufacturing
Private label continues to take share
Promotions popular among consumers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 81 Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 82 Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 83 Sales of Multivitamins by Positioning: % Value 2014-2019
Table 84 NBO Company Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2015-2019
Table 85 LBN Brand Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2016-2019
Table 86 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 87 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Weight Management and Wellbeing in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Slimming teas and alternatives in demand as Czechs seek more natural weight management methods
Supplement nutrition drinks begin to emerge as more products become available
Boxed diet programmes hamper sales of meal replacement products

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Counterfeit products an issue
A fragmented category
Direct sellers are a major force in weight management

CATEGORY DATA

Table 88 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 89 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 90 NBO Company Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2015-2019
Table 91 LBN Brand Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2016-2019
Table 92 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 93 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Wound Care in the Czech Republic

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sales of first aid kits are supported by legislation
Loyalty to traditional products plays an important role among conservative consumers
Sticking plasters/adhesive bandages enjoy increasing demand as Czechs become more active

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Hartmann-Rico remains the clear leader in wound care
Private label gains ground
Hansaplast innovates

CATEGORY DATA

Table 94 Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 95 Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 96 NBO Company Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2015-2019
Table 97 LBN Brand Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2016-2019
Table 98 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 99 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024