GVR Report cover Body Fat Measurement Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Body Fat Measurement Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Bioimpedance Analyzers, Body Fat Skinfold Calipers, Hydrostatic Weighing, Dual Emission X-ray Absorptiometry) And Segment Forecasts, 2012 - 2020

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-375-1
  • Number of Pages: 63
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2012 - 2015
  • Industry: Healthcare

Industry Outlook

The global body fat measurement market size was valued at USD 475.86 million in 2016. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast horizon. The market comprises of different methods available for analysis of body fat and body composition. These methods can be differentiated on the basis of pricing, accuracy, testing complexity, and market availability.

Global Body Fat Measurement Market

The growing prevalence of metabolic disorders and obesity across the world is one of the key trends stoking market growth. Unhealthy lifestyles including sedentary routine and excessive fast food consumption are leading to conditions, such as overweight and obesity.

Muscle to fat ratio analyzers, also known as impedance meters, are instruments used for precise assessment of muscle versus body fat. These instruments also analyze the health risks associated with high fat in the body. Surging demand for impedance meters or bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) devices in North America and Europe are estimated to boost the growth of the market during the forecast period. In addition, these devices are helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of nutritional intake and exercises done by an individual. Body fat estimation is considered as a normal fitness and wellness test at fitness centers, health clubs, and gyms

Muscle to fat ratio differs as per age and gender in an individual. As per the findings of the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults across the globe were considered overweight. Of those, over 650 million individuals were suffering from obesity. This trend is more prevalent in high-income countries. This is projected to impel the demand for body fat measurement devices and analyzers in the coming years.

Product Insights

The market comprises of products that can be classified on the basis of different methods of body fat measurement and body composition analysis. A few of the most commonly used techniques include BIA, ADP, HwD, DEXA, and skinfold caliper. Few other nominally used techniques are interacting and body composition analysis using CT and MRI scans.

With the rapid developments taking place in BIA machines, the BIA segment accounted for the leading share in terms of revenue in the market. Continual technical improvements in these devices to address the growing needs of individuals are influencing the growth of the segment positively. The segment was followed by body fat skinfold calipers. The latter will hold a prominent position in the global body fat measurement market throughout the forecast period, owing to their easy usage and cost-effectiveness.

Regional Insights

North America is poised to be the leading revenue contributor through 2020. According to CDC, in the U.S., over a third of their population is obese. Rising awareness regarding life-threatening conditions associated with obesity such as stroke, diabetes, and heart diseases is anticipated to stir up the demand for body fat measurement devices in the region. In addition, the presence of a wide target population, increasing consciousness regarding fitness and health, and technologically advanced healthcare infrastructure are likely to contribute to the growth of the market in North America.

Global body fat measurement market

However, the Asia Pacific region is expected to post the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the presence of a large number of BIA device manufacturers. Increasingly population in emerging economies, such as India and China, is supplementing the growth of the regional market.

Body Fat Measurement Market Share Insights

BIA manufacturers such as Omron HCB and Tanita Corp. have plans to enhance their market presence in developed markets of the U.S. and Europe. Expansion strategies adopted by large manufacturers are expected to work in favor of the growth of the overall market. With this trend, the competitive rivalry in the market is poised to grow over the coming years. Some of the major participants in the market are Tanita Corp.; Omron HCB; AccuFitness; Beurer GmbH; GE Healthcare; COSMED S.r.l.; Inbody Co. Ltd. and Hologic Inc.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2020

Market representation                          

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2020

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW

Country scope

The U.S., Germany, The U.K., Japan, China, Brazil

Report coverage      

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2020. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global body fat measurement market report on the basis of types of products and regions:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)

    • Bio-Impedance Analyzers (BIA)

    • Body Fat Skinfold Calipers

    • Hydrostatic Weighing (HwD)

    • Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP)

    • Dual Emission X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • RoW

      • Brazil 

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