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Demonetisation, GST to impact market in short term: HUL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

FMCG major Ltd (HUL) today said market growth would be "adversely impacted" in short term due to the ongoing scheme of the and but in the long term it would be "win-win for everyone".

"In the short term, market growths to be adversely impacted for a few months," HUL said in a investor's presentation.

But the company strongly believes that and are significant growth driver for and a win-win for everyone, it added.

According to the company, and would help industry with "simpler and effective compliance" and "level playing field".

It would benefit the country with "higher investment led growth" and the with "lower fiscal deficit and higher base".

Consumers will benefit by lower inflation, HUL added.

In short term, consumers would be impacted by lower on hand and would be cautious with their spend. Initially, they would spend only on basic necessities.

HUL further added that trade would be down due to liquidity squeeze and there would stocking of the material as a short term measure.

Its impact would be varied across the geographies but the wholesale trade would be impacted the most. Moreover, in the long distance routes, there would be logistical impacts also.

According to the company, gradual improvement in the market impact is expected to be led by urban segment and would depend on liquidity build up across the chain.

"Speed of recovery will be dependent on liquidity build up across the chain," said HUL in presentation copy submitted to BSE.

On November 9, withdrew Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as part of a crackdown against black money and people have been facing crunch.

The government is also aiming to kick off GST from April next year. The Goods and Services (GST) will subsume excise, service tax, VAT and other local levies.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 20:03 IST