Executive Summary

Feb 2019
PROSPECTS
Increase in obesity

A government survey conducted in Hong Kong between December 2014 and August 2016 found that 50% of people aged 15 to 84 were overweight or obese. Over the course of a decade, the proportion of people who were overweight rose from 17.

Healthier lifestyles could dampen growth

While the publicity surrounding the rising proportion of the population experiencing weight problems is set to bolster demand for weight management and wellbeing products, the general rise in consumer health-consciousness and increasing emphasis on healthy diets and exercise are likely to pull in the other direction. Moreover, health-aware consumers are put off weight management and wellbeing products by concerns about side-effects.

Probiotics associated with weight management

Amongst the key trends shaping demand in weight management and wellbeing at the end of the review period were a growing emphasis on probiotics, the popularity of products containing fermented vegetable extract and the use of organic ingredients. Probiotics are seeing an upsurge in demand across a range of food and health categories, as they are perceived to be linked with improved digestive health, body detoxing and accelerated metabolisms.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Direct sellers play a major role

Direct sellers have a prominent place in weight management and wellbeing, with Herbalife International of Hong Kong maintaining a strong lead, and growing share, throughout the review period, while Nu Skin Enterprises and Amway also featured amongst the major players in the category in 2018. Herbalife has managed to strengthen its position in weight management through effective use of the internet in its networking and direct selling activity.

Online sales becoming more important

Internet retailing accounted for only a small proportion of weight management and wellbeing sales in 2018, though its share grew significantly over the course of the review period. The internet offers the convenience and potential for detailed product information and advice that are strong advantages of direct selling.

Drugstores/parapharmacies expanding share

While direct selling remained the largest weight management and wellbeing distribution channel in 2018, drugstores/parapharmacies saw its share of value sales increase throughout the review period. This resulted partly from the rise in the number of outlets in the channel, making such stores increasingly accessible and convenient.

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Weight Management and Wellbeing in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Increase in obesity
Healthier lifestyles could dampen growth
Probiotics associated with weight management

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Direct sellers play a major role
Online sales becoming more important
Drugstores/parapharmacies expanding share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 NBO Company Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 LBN Brand Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 6 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Consumer Health in Hong Kong, China - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Conditions ripe for market development
Vitamins and dietary supplements drive market revival
Local players benefit from natural trend
Shift in distribution landscape
Growing emphasis on developing healthy behaviours

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 7 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2013-2018
Table 8 Life Expectancy at Birth 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2014-2018
Table 12 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2018
Table 13 Penetration of Private Label in Consumer Health by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 14 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 15 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2018
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

APPENDIX

OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventive medicine
Switches

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources