Is the Dermatologicals market cleaning up due to COVID-19?

The global outbreak and spread of COVID-19 continues to have a major impact on countries and markets around the world. In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus, various organisations and governments have strongly encouraged individuals to maintain high levels of hygiene and limit contact with others. This has resulted in an increased demand for hygiene-related products, both globally and in South Africa, resulting in a significant increase in demand for Dermatological products, that has boosted the Dermatologicals market.

Insight Survey’s latest SA Dermatologicals Industry Landscape Report 2020, carefully uncovers the global and local Dermatologicals market, based on the latest information and research. It describes the relevant global and local market trends, innovation and technology, drivers, and challenges, to present an objective insight into the South African Dermatologicals industry environment and its future.

In 2019, the global Dermatologicals market reached a total value of approximately US$15.9 billion in terms of retail sales, as illustrated in the graph below. Regionally, Asia-Pacific represented the largest market, reaching a value of approximately US$5.0 billion in 2019. This was followed by North America and Western Europe, which was valued at approximately US$3.7 billion and US$3.2 billion, respectively.

Global Dermatologicals Retail Sales By Region: 2019 (in US$ Million)

Source: Euromonitor Graphics by Insight Survey

In South Africa, the retail sales value of the Dermatologicals, at constant 2019 prices, achieved a 2.2% increase between 2018 and 2019. This growth is largely attributed to the self-medication trend amongst consumers across the globe, with growth further being bolstered by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months.

2020 has been marked as a year filled with challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic negatively affecting individuals and industries, across the globe. However, the pandemic has had a positive impact on the global Dermatologicals market, through the rise in demand for Dermatological products during this period.

As governments and experts have strongly encouraged people to frequently wash and sanitise their hands, more people are starting to develop rashes or skin irritants. As such, cases of eczema and dermatitis are increasing, with extra hand-washing and frequent use of hand santisers stripping the skin from its natural oils and weakening the skin barrier.

This issue is more severe and prevalent among healthcare and frontline workers, who must sanitise their hands after every patient encounter, equating to approximately 30 to 50 times each shift. In addition, Dermatologists have also encountered more frequent cases of facial rashes and mild pressure sores, due to the prolonged wearing of surgical or face masks.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to social distancing measures being put in place to help curb the spread of the virus. Individuals are increasingly self-diagnosing and self-medicating based on their research about their symptoms on online health service platforms. These platforms offer individuals guidelines and advice on over-the-counter medications that they can use to self-medicate. The increased self-medicating behaviour is further accelerating sales of over-the-counter medications, which includes Dermatological products, therefore driving growth in the Dermatologicals market.

The South African Dermatologicals Industry Landscape Report 2020 (117 pages) provides a dynamic synthesis of industry research, examining the local and global Dermatologicals industry (including the impact of COVID-19) from a uniquely holistic perspective, with detailed insights into the entire value chain – from key global and South African market trends, innovation and technology, drivers, and challenges as well as manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and pricing analysis.

Some key questions the report will help you to answer:

  • What are the current market dynamics of the Global Dermatologicals industry?
  • What are the key global and South African Dermatologicals industry trends, innovation and technology, drivers, and challenges?
  • What are the market value and volume trends in the SA Dermatologicals market (2014-2019) and forecasts (2020-2024), including the impact of COVID-19?
  • Who are the key manufacturers, distributors and retail players in the SA Dermatologicals industry?
  • What are the prices of popular Dermatological brands and products at retail outlets and pharmacies?

Please note that the 117-page report is available for purchase for R27,500.00 (excl. VAT). Alternatively, individual sections can be purchased for R12,500.00 (excl. VAT). For additional information simply contact us at or directly on (021) 045-0202 or (010) 140- 5756.

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