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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products

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Demand

There is significant to high demand for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in at least two thirds of EU Member States, from Eastern, Central and Western Europe, some with and some without a long-term tradition. 

Three out of four Europeans know about homeopathy, and of these, 29% use it for their health care

Countries with an average or above average number of homeopathic prescribers per head include Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania and Poland.

Three out of four Europeans know about homeopathy, and of these, 29% use it for their health care (European Commission study 1997) - that was 100 million European citizens who used homeopathic medicinal products in EU 15.

ESS 2014 survey data confirm that 7.6% of the EU population  (nearly 40 million citizens) have used homeopathy in the past twelve months - countries with the higher proportion of users include France, Germany, Itlay, Austria, Belgium and Lithuania.

Recent market data

  • 94% of Germans have heard about homeopathic medicines and 56% have used them (Kantar TNS 2018)
  • More than 80% of Italians know of homeopathy and 16% use it at least once a year (EMG Acqua 2016, 2018)
  • 77% of French have used homeoathy and 69% of trust it, 40% have used it for more than 10 years (Boiron, IPSOS)
  • 65% of Spanish have heard of homeopathy and 33% have used it, 27% it occasionally or regularly;  (Revista Medica de Homeopatia 2012)
  • 69% of Belgian households use homeopathic medicine. (Boiron 2013)
  • 62% of Austrians have used homeopathic medicines (GfK, 2018)
  • 80% of the British population are aware of homeopathy, and 15% have used it (British Homeopathic Association 2015).
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Last updated on 13 Jul 2019