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Rural markets still key for FMCGs

Normal monsoon makes FMCG, automobile and consumer durable firms optimistic about growth prospects

Ajay Modi  |  New Delhi 

In spite of farmers’ agitations in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, companies with a large exposure to the rural markets are getting ready to ride the gravy train because of the forecast of a normal monsoon, the second in a row.  Those in the FMCG, consumer durable, farm input and automobile segments like tractor and two-wheeler have become busy. Sentiments have turned stronger and they expect a lot of buying in these markets straight away, though the harvest will come to the market only in October to coincide with the festival season. The share prices of ...

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In spite of farmers’ agitations in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, companies with a large exposure to the rural markets are getting ready to ride the gravy train because of the forecast of a normal monsoon, the second in a row.  Those in the FMCG, consumer durable, farm input and automobile segments like tractor and two-wheeler have become busy. Sentiments have turned stronger and they expect a lot of buying in these markets straight away, though the harvest will come to the market only in October to coincide with the festival season. The share prices of ...

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