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Is it ‘Spring time’ for South Africa’s Allergy Care Industry?

While we are well into Spring in South Africa which many people treat as a blessing, allergies and hay fever are getting the better of many consumers that suffer from this immune response to allergens such as dust. However, Spring is the time that the Allergy Care market starts to bloom and manufacturers of Allergy Care products start to bear the fruits of their labour.

Insight Survey’s latest SA Allergy Care Industry Landscape Report 2018 uncovers the global and local markets based on the latest information and research.  It describes the market drivers and restraints as well as the relevant global and local market trends to present an objective insight into the South African Allergy Care industry environment, market dynamics and its future.

In 2017, the global Allergy Care market was valued at US$26.2 billion. As illustrated in the graph below, the global Allergy Care market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% over the forecast period 2018 to 2025 to reach US$41.2 billion in 2025. North America is expected to dominate this market; however, Asia-Pacific is predicted to experience the fastest growth in the industry due to growing urbanisation, pollution levels and fast-growing consumer market that can now afford OTC medication.

Source:  Graphics by Insight Survey

In the South African market, the Allergy Care market grew by a CAGR (constant prices) of 6.8% between 2012 and 2017, with strong growth achieved by the Antihistamines/Allergy Remedies (Systemic) market which grew at a CAGR of 8.6%. The Allergy Care market is forecast to continue growing at a CAGR of 6.4% for the period 2018-2022.

Professor Jonathan Peter has indicated that environmental changes are a significant contributor to the increasing burden of allergies. Although climate change is not directly correlated to the severity of allergies, the change could extend or delay pollen seasons. A prolonged pollen season results in aggravated allergy symptoms.

Nicole Jennings, the spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, stated that during times of drought, fewer rainfall days doesn’t allow pollen to be washed away. This could potentially worsen symptoms for allergy sufferers, especially for those located in the dry Western Cape.

When treating allergy symptoms, consumers are increasingly considering the use of natural or herbal medication. This change is largely due to the side effects associated with pharmaceutical Allergy Care products. In addition, with the legalisation of cannabis, the use of cannabis in Allergy Care medication could create new opportunities in the Allergy Care market.

A new treatment that has been tested by Australian scientists, that makes an individual’s immune system more tolerant to allergies, have achieved successful results on mice. This treatment could be a huge breakthrough in the South African market where almost a third of the population suffer from allergic rhinitis.

Although climate change is making allergy-prone individuals feel under the weather, every cloud has a silver lining. Manufacturers of Allergy Care products are benefiting from this increased demand as more consumers are purchasing Allergy Care products.

The South African Allergy Care Industry Landscape Report 2018 (94 pages) provides a dynamic synthesis of industry research, examining the local and global Allergy Care industry from a uniquely holistic perspective, with detailed insights into the entire value chain – from manufacturing to competitor analysis, retailing, pricing and purchasing trends.

Some key questions the report will help you to answer:

  • What are the current market dynamics of the global Allergy Care industry?
  • What are the latest SA Allergy Care industry trends, drivers, and restraints?
  • What are the value and volume trends in the SA Allergy Care market (2012-2017) and forecasts (2018-2022)?
  • Who are the key manufacturing and retail players in the SA Allergy Care industry?
  • What are the prices of popular Allergy Care products at retail outlets and pharmacies?

Please note that the 94-page report is available for purchase for R25,000 (excluding VAT). Alternatively, individual sections can be purchased for R9,000 (excluding VAT). For additional information simply contact us at or directly on (021) 045-0202.

For a full brochure please go to: South African Allergy Care Landscape Report 2018

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