Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Mar. 05, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
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Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-36849    
Entity Registrant Name NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 59-2705336    
Entity Address, Address Line One Units 1205-07, 12F    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Mira Place Tower A    
Entity Address, Address Line Three 132 Nathan Road    
Entity Address, City or Town Tsimshatsui    
Entity Address, Country HK    
City Area Code 852    
Local Phone Number 3107-0800    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share    
Trading Symbol NHTC    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 55,398,949
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,422,539  
Documents Incorporated by Reference Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days after the end of the registrant’s fiscal year end to which this report relates are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K where indicated.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000912061    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false