FMCG Industry in India
FMCG is the 4th largest sector in the Indian economy

Indian FMCG Industry Analysis

Latest update: August, 2018

  • FMCG is the 4th largest sector in the Indian economy
  • Household and Personal Care is the leading segment, accounting for 50 per cent of the overall market. Hair care (23 per cent) and Food and Beverages (19 per cent) comes next in terms of market share
  • Growing awareness, easier access and changing lifestyles have been the key growth drivers for the sector
  • The number of online users in India is likely to cross 850 million by 2025.
  • Retail market in India is estimated to reach US$ 1.1 trillion by 2020 from US$ 672 billion in 2016, with modern trade expected to grow at 20 per cent - 25 per cent per annum, which is likely to boost revenues of FMCG companies
  • People are gracefully embracing Ayurveda products, which has resulted in growth of FMCG major, Patanjali Ayurveda, with a revenue of US$ 1.57 billion in FY17. The company aims to expand globally in the next 5 to 10 years.
Growth

Source: Dabur Annual Report, Economic Times, Emami Annual Report, McKinsey Global Instotute, CII, Boston Consulting Group Report

  • By 2020, the revenues of the sector are forecasted to reach US$ 104 billion
  • In the long run, with the system becoming more transparent and easily compliable, demonetisation is expected to benefit organised players in the FMCG industry.
  • Direct selling sector in India is expected to reach Rs 159.3 billion (US$ 2.5 billion) by 2021, if provided with a conducive environment through reforms and regulation
  • The focus on agriculture, MSMEs, education, healthcare, infrastructure and employment under the Union Budget 2018-19 is expected to directly impact the FMCG sector. These initiatives are expected to increase the disposable income in the hands of the common people, especially in the rural area, which will be beneficial for the sector.
Growth

Notes: F - Forecast
Source: Dabur , AC Nielsen

Last Updated: August, 2018

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) is the 4th largest sector in the Indian economy. There are three main segments in the sector – food and beverages which accounts for 19 per cent of the sector, healthcare which accounts for 31 per cent and household and personal care which accounts for the remaining 50 per cent.

The FMCG sector has grown from US$ 31.6 billion in 2011 to US$ 52.75 billion in 2017-18. The sector is further expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.86 per cent to reach US$ 103.7 billion by 2020.FMCG revenue grew 14.8 per cent during October-December 2017. FMCG sector is expected to register net revenue growth of 11.8 per cent in Q4 March 2018. Indian FMCG sector is forecasted to report revenue growth of around 11-12 per cent in FY19 from 8 per cent in FY18. FMCG’s urban segment is expected to have a steady revenue growth at 8 per cent in FY19 and the rural segment is forecasted to contribute 15-16 per cent of total income in FY19.*

Accounting for a revenue share of around 45 per cent, rural segment is a large contributor to the overall revenue generated by the FMCG sector in India. Demand for quality goods and services have been going up in rural areas of India, on the back of improved distribution channels of manufacturing and FMCG companies. Urban segment accounted for a revenue share of 55 per cent in the overall revenues recorded by FMCG sector in India.

FMCG Companies are looking to invest in energy efficient plants to benefit the society and lower costs in the long term. Patanjali will spend US$ 743.72 million in various food parks in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Dabur is planning to invest Rs 250-300 crore (US$ 38.79-46.55 million) in FY19 for capacity expansion and is also looking for acquisitions in the domestic market.

Growing awareness, easier access, and changing lifestyles are the key growth drivers for the consumer market. The focus on agriculture, MSMEs, education, healthcare, infrastructure and employment under the Union Budget 2018-19 is expected to directly impact the FMCG sector. These initiatives are expected to increase the disposable income in the hands of the common people, especially in the rural area, which will be beneficial for the sector.

* - According to CRISIL report

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