Consumer Health in the United Arab Emirates

Consumer Health in the United Arab Emirates

Consumer health in the United Arab Emirates is being supported by the government’s vision to continue strengthening the health care system to benefit the local population. Government initiatives to strengthen health care by investing in professional manpower in terms of doctors, nurses, dentists and the like (who are now eligible due to 10-year Golden visas), the integration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as part of the Internet of Things, including access to real-time integrated health car... Euromonitor International's Consumer Health in United Arab Emirates report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2017-2021, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2026 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage: Allergy Care, Herbal/Traditional Products, OTC, Paediatric Consumer Health, Sports Nutrition, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, Weight Management and Wellbeing. Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data. Why buy this report? * Get a detailed picture of the Consumer Health market; * Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change; * Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands; * Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop. Euromonitor International has over 40 years' experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo and Bangalore and a network of over 800 analysts worldwide, Euromonitor International has a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.


Consumer Health in the United Arab Emirates
Euromonitor International
October 2022
List Of Contents And Tables
CONSUMER HEALTH IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Consumer health in 2022: The big picture
2022 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
What next for consumer health?
MARKET INDICATORS
Table 1 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2017-2022
Table 2 Life Expectancy at Birth 2017-2022
MARKET DATA
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 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2017-2022
Table 8 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2022
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
APPENDIX
OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventive medicine
Switches
DISCLAIMER
DEFINITIONS
SOURCES
Summary 1 Research Sources
ANALGESICS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Acetaminophen remains popular as go-to pain treatment solution
Topical analgesics favoured for targeting specific areas of pain
Herbal/traditional analgesics to gain in popularity
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Local players continue to benefit from price sensitivity among consumers
GSK Consumer Health continues to strengthen lead of analgesics
Seamless omnichannel approach to prevail among pharmacies
CATEGORY DATA
Table 11 Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 12 Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 13 NBO Company Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2018-2022
Table 14 LBN Brand Shares of Analgesics: % Value 2019-2022
Table 15 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Analgesics by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
COUGH, COLD AND ALLERGY (HAY FEVER) REMEDIES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Return of seasonal flu and other illnesses benefits category in 2022
Herbal/traditional variants continue to gain in popularity
Local climate and climate change trends continue to trigger allergic rhinitis cases
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Further impact of seasonal flu and illnesses over the forecast period
Omnichannel approach to sales likely to remain important
Cough remedies with herbal/traditional positioning to gain greater shelf space
CATEGORY DATA
Table 17 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 18 Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2018-2022
Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies: % Value 2019-2022
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
DIGESTIVE REMEDIES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Prevalence of lifestyle diseases contributes to stable growth
Further focus on health and wellness trend
Focus on gut maintenance supports demand for digestive enzymes
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Tackling chronic lifestyle diseases to remain a long-term issue to address
Cases of irritable bowel syndrome rising in the United Arab Emirates
Probiotics as prevention, while digestive remedies will remain popular treatment
CATEGORY DATA
Table 23 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 24 Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 25 NBO Company Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2018-2022
Table 26 LBN Brand Shares of Digestive Remedies: % Value 2019-2022
Table 27 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Digestive Remedies by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
DERMATOLOGICALS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Health and wellness trend supports growth of dermatologicals
Stress-related hair loss due to lingering impact of pandemic boosts demand for hair loss treatments
Polarisation trends observed
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
International players benefit from higher brand awareness among locals
Dermatology visits increase consumer knowledge and benefit some categories
Dermocosmetics continue to compete with dermatologicals
CATEGORY DATA
Table 29 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 30 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 31 NBO Company Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2018-2022
Table 32 LBN Brand Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2019-2022
Table 33 LBN Brand Shares of Hair Loss Treatments: % Value 2019-2022
Table 34 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 35 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
NRT SMOKING CESSATION AIDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Government continues to encourage smokers to quit
Health and wellness trend encourages smokers to look for support
Greater variety across various price ranges in NRT smoking cessation aids needed
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Control over tobacco sales to encourage further use of NRT smoking cessation aids
Pharmacies to remain leading distribution channel while e-commerce offers greater variety
Nicotinell likely to retain dominance due to wide availability
CATEGORY INDICATORS
Table 36 Number of Smokers by Gender 2017-2022
CATEGORY DATA
Table 37 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 38 Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 39 NBO Company Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2018-2022
Table 40 LBN Brand Shares of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids: % Value 2019-2022
Table 41 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 42 Forecast Sales of NRT Smoking Cessation Aids by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
SLEEP AIDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Sleep issues more prevalent due to pandemic-related stress
Melatonin gains in popularity among local consumers
Consumers seek wider variety of products and prices online
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
High level of uncertainty to continue causing stress-related sleep issues
Established sleep aids to retain their relevance locally due to consumer trust
Pharmacies to continue dominating distribution of sleep aids despite rise of e-commerce
CATEGORY DATA
Table 43 Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2017-2022
Table 44 Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 45 NBO Company Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2018-2022
Table 46 LBN Brand Shares of Sleep Aids: % Value 2019-2022
Table 47 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: Value 2022-2027
Table 48 Forecast Sales of Sleep Aids: % Value Growth 2022-2027
EYE CARE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Prolonged exposure to digital screens and its impact on eyesight
Ophthalmologists’ insurance coverage to further encourage eye health check-ups
Eye surgery and diabetes likely to support use of standard eye care
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Increasing popularity of eye surgery and latest technology to benefit eye care sales
Eye drops to remain leading format, with gel to provide greater dry eye relief
Omnichannel approach to sales will prevail
CATEGORY DATA
Table 49 Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 50 Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 51 NBO Company Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2018-2022
Table 52 LBN Brand Shares of Eye Care: % Value 2019-2022
Table 53 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 54 Forecast Sales of Eye Care by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
WOUND CARE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Resumption of events, activities and travel supports stronger growth
Elective and non-elective surgeries to support further demand for wound care
Product innovation in wound care
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Greater variety of innovative wound care will continue to drive interest
Opportunity for private label due to rising price sensitivity
Global companies lead with established brands
CATEGORY DATA
Table 55 Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 56 Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 57 NBO Company Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2018-2022
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Wound Care: % Value 2019-2022
Table 59 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 60 Forecast Sales of Wound Care by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
VITAMINS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Prevention trend continues to benefit vitamins
Blurring of lines between vitamins and functional food to benefit category
Further interest in immunity boosts both single and multivitamins
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Wider variety through pure online players to intensify competition
Large grocery retailers stock range of functional foods with vitamin options
High unit prices deter some consumers
CATEGORY DATA
Table 61 Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 62 Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 63 Sales of Multivitamins by Positioning: % Value 2017-2022
Table 64 NBO Company Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2018-2022
Table 65 LBN Brand Shares of Vitamins: % Value 2019-2022
Table 66 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 67 Forecast Sales of Vitamins by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Dietary supplements as part of holistic approach to health and wellness
Natural and organic dietary supplements gain traction
Greater variety appears across e-commerce, pharmacies, and hypermarkets
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Concept of staying youthful, fit, and healthy as consumers age remains fashionable
Long-term growth expected for herbal/traditional dietary supplements
Combination supplements and probiotics to remain popular
CATEGORY DATA
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
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND WELLBEING IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Obesity remains a national concern
Meal replacement and slimming teas benefit from weight reduction goals
Atkins Nutritionals retains overall lead
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Healthy eating and fitness trend to benefit category over forecast period
Meal replacement offers further growth opportunities
CATEGORY DATA
Table 75 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 76 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 77 NBO Company Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2018-2022
Table 78 LBN Brand Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2019-2022
Table 79 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 80 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
SPORTS NUTRITION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Fitness trend helps drive stronger growth of sports nutrition in 2022
Innovative products lead to further opportunities within the category
Wider distribution leads to greater accessibility for local consumers
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Innovation and personalised sports nutrition to continue gaining traction
Professional advice to remain important part of decision making process
Blurring of sports nutrition and functional foods could still benefit category
CATEGORY DATA
Table 81 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 82 Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2018-2022
Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Sports Nutrition: % Value 2019-2022
Table 85 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 86 Forecast Sales of Sports Nutrition by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
HERBAL/TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Further growth for herbal/traditional products as consumers remain health conscious, especially as travel resumes
Professional recommendations favour demand
Herbal/traditional options enjoy positive perceptions among local consumers
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Herbal/traditional dietary supplements to continue gaining traction
Diverse consumer base to further fuel growth
Highly fragmented landscape will help foster further healthy competition
CATEGORY DATA
Table 87 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 88 Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2018-2022
Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Herbal/Traditional Products: % Value 2019-2022
Table 91 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 92 Forecast Sales of Herbal/Traditional Products by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
PAEDIATRIC CONSUMER HEALTH IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2022 DEVELOPMENTS
Return of seasonal illnesses as in-person learning resumes
Health and wellness to boost demand for herbal-based supplements
Sales of paediatric acetaminophen stabilise post-pandemic
PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Greater focus on health maintenance through herbal remedies as flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are offered to younger children
Holistic omnichannel approach to prevail
Low fertility rates in United Arab Emirates limit overall category size
CATEGORY DATA
Table 93 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 94 Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 95 Sales of Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements by Type: % Value 2017-2022
Table 96 NBO Company Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2018-2022
Table 97 LBN Brand Shares of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2019-2022
Table 98 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: Value 2022-2027
Table 99 Forecast Sales of Paediatric Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

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