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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products

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Homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine are long-standing traditions in the EU, with Europe the global centre of expertise for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. Millions of European citizens choose to use them for their health care. Growing demand for these products is met by an industry characterised by unique levels of variety and complexity.

There is significant to high demand for these products in at least two thirds of EU Member States, some with and some without a long-term tradition. Countries with higher than average sales of these products per inhabitant (ECHAMP 2016) are France, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria and Belgium, while Netherlands, Spain, Slovakia and Poland show adjusted sales at approximately the European average.

The sector employs more than 10,000 people in the EU. Small and medium-sized enterprises account for 30-40% of its turnover. 98% of the turnover in the market comes from products with a regulatory status of non-prescription medicines.

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Last updated on 13 Jul 2019