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Weight Loss Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Weight Loss Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC S9512 | Jul 2014

Eating to slim: Integrating diet foods with weight-loss services has become more popular

IBISWorld’s Weight Loss Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$603m
Annual Growth 10-15
0.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
2,780
Businesses
201
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 70.0% of Australian males and 56.2% of females are overweight or obese (Australian Health Survey 2011-12: 4364.0). For both health and cosmetic reasons, there is growing pressure on Australians to change this statistic. An increasing amount of consumer spending is being directed towards becoming thinner and healthier. During 2014-15, Australians are expected to spend $603.3 million on weight-loss counselling services and related low-calorie foods and dietary supplements. This is up 1.4% from the previous year. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 0.6%. Revenue declined in 2012-13, as consumers cut back on discretionary spending, but returned in 2013-14... purchase to read more

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The two largest weight-loss companies, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, are well-known operators in the industry and offer a wide range of weight-loss products and services. They also dominate the weight-loss counselling market, accounting for about half of the counselling services segment. As Australians have continued to spend more on weight-loss solutions, there has been a steady supply of new products and services. There has also been an increase in the number of smaller competitors entering the market to capture some market share from the large firms.

The four largest firms in the industry are estimated to account for 38.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15, which is at the upper-end of the low-concentration parameter... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Weight Loss Services Industry?

Weight-loss providers include any company offering goods or services specifically promoted as a weight-loss solution. Apart from traditional weight-loss advice and counselling services, companies in this industry offer foods and beverages targeted at those wishing to lose weight. This industry does not include gyms, personal trainers and other exercise-oriented companies.

Industry Products
Individual weight-loss counselling servicesGroup weight-loss counselling servicesFresh and frozen dietary mealsDietary shakes, bars, powders and supplementsOther products and services
 
Industry Activities
Weight loss centre operation (non-medical)Weight loss counselling servicesProvision of low-calorie foods and beveragesSale of products and supplements to assist with weight loss


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