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Global Bathroom Scales Industry

  • April 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 116 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bathroom Scales in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 36 companies including many key and niche players such as AWM Limited., Bonso Electronics Ltd., Guangdong Xiangshan Weighing Apparatus Group Ltd., Zhongshan Camry Electronic Co., Ltd., HoMedics, Inc., Salter Housewares Ltd., Johnson Measures and Weights Ltd., Leifheit AG, Soehnle USA, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., Omron Healthcare Europe B.V., Shine (HK) Development Ltd., Tanita Corporation, and Tanita Corporation of America, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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Global Bathroom Scales Industry




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Bathroom Scales Gaining Popularity II-1
Bathroom Scale Manufacturers' Dilemma II-1
Novelty in Designs and Enhanced Accuracy of Products to
Enthrall Customers II-1
Talking Bathroom Scale: Latest Advancement II-2
Wide Assortment of Motifs made Possible by Using Glass II-2
Digital Bathroom Scales to Outpace Demand for Mechanical
Bathroom Scales in Asia II-2

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-3
Bathroom Scales Defined II-3
Mechanism II-3
Scales for Weighing Children and Adolescents II-3
Types of Bathroom Scales II-3
Digital Bathroom Scales II-3
Body Composition Monitors/Scales II-3
Mechanical Bathroom Scales II-4
Solar Bathroom Scales II-4
Body Fat Scales/Monitors II-4

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-5
Tanita Corporation of America Launches HS-302 Solar Digital Scale II-5
Tanita Unveils New Digital Bathroom Scale II-5
Sequoia Fitness Products USA Launches Defender and Warrior
Calipers II-5
Tanita Corporation of America Releases BC-1000 Monitor II-6
Bob Guest Launches Insight Foot Care Scale II-7
Omron Health Care Unveils HBF 601 Scan II-7

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER II-8
Matsushita Introduces a New Health Appliance II-8
AMS Unveils X96 Continuous Weight Scale Measurement System II-8
Panasonic Introduces New Body Scanner II-8
Salter Launches New Electronic Bathroom Scale II-8
Soehnle Introduces Bathroom and Kitchen Scales II-8
HoMedics Launches New Range of Bathroom Scales II-9
Shenzhen Introduces New Body Fat Analyzer II-9
Nintendo Launches Wii Fit and Wii Balance Board II-9
Tanita Unveils BD-815U II-10
Tanita Launches Latest Wheelchair Scale II-10
HoMedics Unveils Two Grade Scales for Households II-10
HoMedics Launches an Array of Products II-10
IN4 Technology Corp Introduces BS1301 Body Fat Scale II-11
Measurement Ltd Unveils PF-2530 II-11
Kenwell Introduces Model EF268 II-11
Shanghai Huachao Liheng Electrical Launches RB-01 Bathroom Scale II-11
Fook Tin Launches Remote-controlled Body Fat Analyzer FS127-BRW II-11
Omron Healthcare Introduces HBF-306 II-11
Terraillon Launches New Body Fat Scales II-11
Zhengtai Unveils ZSE-2005B2 Body Fat Scale II-12
Tanita Corporation Launches Digital Bathroom Scale II-12
Isetan Wang Co. Launches Model 62376S II-12
Oregon Scientific Launches Digital Bathroom Scale II-12
Tanita Unveils Ironman InnerScan II-12

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY - A PAST REVIEW II-13
Kemeta Collaborates with OTCMG in Weight Loss Study II-13
Bibby Bags Contract from HoMedics Salter II-13
Omron Acquires Colin Medical II-13
HoMedics Acquires Salter Housewares II-13
Bonso Electronics International Enters into an Agreement with
Sunbeam II-14
Tanita Corporation Inks a Licensing Agreement with World
Triathlon Corporation II-14
Measurement Specialties Sells a Major Business to Conair II-14

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-15
AWM Limited (UK) II-15
Bonso Electronics Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-15
Guangdong Xiangshan Weighing Apparatus Group Ltd. (China) II-15
Zhongshan Camry Electronic Co., Ltd. (China) II-15
HoMedics, Inc. (US) II-16
Salter Housewares Ltd. (UK) II-16
Johnson Measures and Weights Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-16
Leifheit AG (Germany) II-16
Soehnle USA (US) II-17
Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-17
Omron Healthcare Europe B.V (Europe) II-17
Shine (HK) Development Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-17
Tanita Corporation (Japan) II-17
Tanita Corporation of America, Inc. (US) II-18

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-19
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 2: World Historic Review for Bathroom Scales by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Bathroom Scales by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Digital Bathroom Scale Catches the Imagination of Americans III-1
Table 4: US Market for Bathroom Scales (2011) - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Retail Channel- Supercenters,
Mass Merchandisers, $2MM+ Grocery Stores, Drug Stores,
Warehouse Clubs and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-1
Trade Statistics - A Recent Past Perspective III-2
Table 5: US Exports of Personal Weighing Machines and
Household Scales (2008 and 2009): Breakdown of Value Exports
by Country (In US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 6: US Imports of Personal Weighing Machines and
Household Scales (2008 and 2009): Breakdown of Value Imports
by Country (In US$ Thousand) III-2
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 7: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 8: US Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

2. CANADA III-5
A.Market Analysis III-5
Trade Statistics - A Recent Past Perspective III-5
Table 9: Canadian Exports of Personal Weighing Machines and
Household Scales (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Exports for Destination Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 10: Canadian Imports of Personal Weighing Machines and
Household Scales (2008 and 2009): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Imports for Countries of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 11: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 12: Canadian Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

3. JAPAN III-8
Market Analytics III-8
Table 13: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 14: Japanese Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

4. EUROPE III-10
Market Analytics III-10
Table 15: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bathroom Scales Market by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 16: European Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 17: European 15-Year Perspective for Bathroom Scales
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4a. FRANCE III-13
Market Analytics III-13
Table 18: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 19: French Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4b. GERMANY III-15
Market Analytics III-15
Table 20: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 21: German Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4c. ITALY III-17
Market Analytics III-17
Table 22: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 23: Italian Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Trade Statistics - A Historic Review III-19
Table 24: UK Exports of Personal Weighing Machines: Value
(in '000 £) and Volume (in '000 units) Exports for the
Years 2005 and 2006 III-19

Table 25: UK Imports of Personal Weighing Machines: Value
(in '000 £) and Volume (in '000 units) Imports for the
Years 2005 and 2006 III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 26: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 27: UK Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4e. SPAIN III-22
Market Analytics III-22
Table 28: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 29: Spanish Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4f. RUSSIA III-24
Market Analytics III-24
Table 30: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 31: Russian Historic Review for Bathroom Scales Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-26
Market Analytics III-26
Table 32: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 33: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Market Trends III-28
Digital Models Capturing Significant Share III-28
Addition of Rubber, Wood and Glass to Metal and Plastic Models III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 34: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 35: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-31
Market Analytics III-31
Table 36: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 37: Middle East Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

7. LATIN AMERICA III-33
Market Analytics III-33
Table 38: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bathroom Scales Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 39: Latin American Historic Review for Bathroom Scales
Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 36 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 46)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 13
Japan 4
Europe 9
France 1
Germany 3
The United Kingdom 4
Rest of Europe 1
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 20
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