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Middle-class to drive Retail growth by 60% to $1 trillion by 2020: Reports

The rural FMCG market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.6%, and reach $220 billion by 2025 from $29.4 billion in 2016

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Middle-class to drive Retail growth by 60% to $1 trillion by 2020: Reports

The Indian retail market is expected to grow over 60 per cent to hit $1.1 trillion in the next three years, said a joint report by and

This growth in retail market will be led by factors such as change in lifestyle and rising income middle class, which helped the to grow at a rapid speed over the past few years.


Retail market in India is estimated to reach $1.1 trillion by 2020 from $672 billion at present, with modern trade expected to grow at 20 per cent per annum, which is likely to boost revenues of FMCG companies, the report said.

It further added: "FMCG market in India is expected to grow at a (compound annual growth rate) of 21 per cent and is expected to reach $103.7 billion by 2020 from $49 billion in 2016".

Retail and FMCG markets in India are exponentially growing and are expected to grow at 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, said the study by industry body and media group

The rural FMCG market in India is expected to grow at a of 14.6 per cent, and reach $220 billion by 2025 from $29.4 billion in 2016.

Moreover, the e-commerce will also play a role in the growth story of the sector.

"E-commerce and digital connectivity is not limited to the urban localities, with rural population using these services with high penetration of smartphones, credit cards/ debit cards and online banking services. There are customers sitting in far and wide corners of India waiting to be serviced," it added.

However, it also added that "making their products available to them is next big challenge before large FMCG companies".

Health and wellness is a mega trend shaping consumer preferences and shopping habits.

Leading global and Indian food and beverage brands have embraced this trend and are focused on creating new markets demands.

First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 22:01 IST
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