Market Report, "OTC Pharmaceuticals in South Africa", Published

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Boston, MA -- (SBWire) -- 09/24/2013 --OTC Pharmaceuticals in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the South Africa otc pharmaceuticals market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.


- The OTC pharmaceuticals market consists of the retail sale of traditional medicines, cough and cold preparations (tablets, mixtures, lozenges, topical remedies, inhalers), vitamins and minerals (multi-vitamins, single minerals, single vitamins, tonics, cod liver oil), indigestion preparations (tablets, powders, mixtures), analgesics (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Aspirinand other analgesics), and medicated skin products (anti-bacteria's, acne treatments, anti-fungal, disinfectants and other), topical OTC medicines (anesthetic products, anti-itch products, antibiotic creams/gels), plasters & bandages (adhesive bandages/plasters, first aid tape, gauze pads/rolled gauze, liquid bandages and other tape or bandage), first aid kits and other (anti-smoking aids, rectal medications, eye/ear drops, sleeping aids, and motion sickness). The market is valued according to retail selling price (RSP) and includes any applicable taxes. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2012 annual average exchange rates.
- The South African OTC pharmaceuticals market generated total revenues of $761.2m in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% for the period spanning 2008-2012.
- The traditional medicines segment was the market's most lucrative in 2012, with total revenues of $281.8m, equivalent to 37% of the market's overall value.
- The performance of the market is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 3.8% for the five-year period 2012-2017, which is expected to lead the market to a value of $917.1 by the end of 2016.

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