Executive Summary

Feb 2019
Dietary supplements benefiting from a growing focus on health and wellbeing

In 2018, the health and wellness trend continued to drive sales of dietary supplements as a growing number of local consumers increasingly purchased these to complement their daily diets. Beauty, ageing, fitness and wellbeing remained major focus areas for a growing number consumers, especially younger generations, which tend to be the most loyal to dietary supplements.

Social media helps to improve consumer knowledge about dietary supplements

Social media in Macedonia is helping to increase the visibility of consumer health products, dietary supplements in particular. Internet penetration in the country is now very strong, with more consumers opening accounts on various social media platforms.

More innovative delivery formats positively impact dietary supplements

The dietary supplements category has benefited from ongoing innovation and new product development, much more so than vitamins. This has resulted in innovative new delivery formats, including powders, chews, transdermal creams, sprays, etc in addition to conventional pills, capsules, tablets, tonics and RTDs.

Lek remains the leading player in dietary supplements

In 2018, the Slovenian company Lek continued to lead dietary supplements in Macedonia. This position can be attributed to the strength of its leading brand, the probiotic supplement Linex.

Krüger ranks a close second

Although its share continued to decline slightly in 2018, Krüger maintained its ranking of second in dietary supplements. The company owes its position to the strong penetration and nationwide distribution of its dietary supplement brands Krüger Calcium, Mg Krüger and Fe Krüger.

High level of fragmentation in dietary supplements

Beyond the leading players, dietary supplements remained extremely fragmented, characterised by a large number of smaller players offering low-priced products. Most are international companies, including the two direct sellers CaliVita International and Oriflame Kozmetika, while regional players such as Krka Farma, Jadran Galenski Laboratorij and Medex also have a significant presence, alongside the domestic company Galafarm.

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Consumer Health in Macedonia - Industry Overview


Executive Summary
Consumer health continues to record steady growth despite political turbulence
Internet access and social media platforms support the growing self-medication trend
Consumer health in Macedonia dominated by international manufacturers
Few channels sell consumer health products beyond chemists/pharmacies
Healthy growth of consumer health expected to continue over the forecast period
OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventive medicine
Summary 1 Research Sources


Market Sizes
Sales of Consumer Health
Sales Performance of Consumer Health
Sales of Consumer Health by Category
Channel Distribution for Consumer Health
Competitive Landscape
Company Shares of Consumer Health
Company Share Performance in Consumer Health
Retail Sales Performance by Company
Market Concentration of Consumer Health by Company
Brand Shares of Consumer Health
Brand Share Performance in Consumer Health
Retail Sales Performance by Brand
Market Concentration of Consumer Health by Brand


International Context
Consumer Health Retail Sales by Region
Consumer Health in Macedonia
FMCG Index
Consumer Health vs Selected FMCG Industries
Socioeconomic Context
Population Growth Index
Macedonia vs Other Geographies
Households with a Disposable Income Over USD25,000 - Macedonia