Consumer Durables
India was the world’s 3rd largest smartphone market in 2017.

Indian Consumer Market

Latest update: June, 2018

  • The consumer durables market in India is estimated to have reached Rs 1 trillion (US$ 15.5 billion) in 2017.
  • The consumer durables/light electricals industry is expected to reach Rs 3 trillion (US$ 46.54 billion) by 2020.
  • India is one of the largest growing electronics market in the world.
  • Indian electronics market is expected to grow at 41 per cent CAGR between 2017-20 to reach US$ 400 billion.
  • Consumer electronics exports from India reached US$ 385.15 million in FY18 (up to February 2018).
  • India has the world’s third largest television industry. India’s television industry, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8 per cent over CY16-20.
  • Television industry in India is estimated to have reached Rs 660 billion (US$ 10.19 billion) in CY2017 and projected to reach Rs 862 billion (US$ 13.31billion) in CY2020.
Growth

Notes: F – Forecast
Source: Makeinindia, DeitY, Edelweiss research, FICCI-EY Re-imagining India's M&E sector

Last Updated: June, 2018

Introduction

Indian consumer durables market is broadly segregated into urban and rural markets, and is attracting marketers from across the world. The sector comprises of a huge middle class, relatively large affluent class and a small economically disadvantaged class, with spending anticipated to more than double by 2025.

Global corporations view India as one of the key markets from where future growth is likely to emerge. The growth in India’s consumer market would be primarily driven by a favourable population composition and increasing disposable incomes.

Per capita GDP of India is expected to reach US$ 3,273.85 in 2023 from US$ 1,983 in 2012. The maximum consumer spending is likely to occur in food, housing, consumer durables, and transport and communication sectors.

Market Size

  • The growing purchasing power and rising influence of the social media have enabled Indian consumers to splurge on good things.
  • Indian appliance and consumer electronics (ACE) market reached Rs 2.05 trillion (US$ 31.48 billion) in 2017. India is one of the largest growing electronics market in the world. Indian electronics market is expected to grow at 41 per cent CAGR between 2017-20 to reach US$ 400 billion.
  • India was the world’s third largest smartphone market in 2017 with smartphone shipments growing 14 per cent year-on-year to 124 million units.

Investments

According to the data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the electronics sector attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$ 1.836 billion between April 2000 and December 2017. The S&P BSE Consumer Durables Index has grown at 20 per cent CAGR between 2010-17.

Following are some recent investments and developments in the Indian consumer market sector.

  • Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi Corporation, is planning to invest about US$ 1 billion in 100 Indian start-ups over the coming five years, with an aim to make an ecosystem of apps surrounding its smartphone brand.
  • Japan-based imaging major, Nikon, expects India to be one of its top five markets in the world over the coming 3-4 years as it retains its lead in the DSLR segment and expands its retail presence in India by adding 10-15 Nikon Experience Zone stores.

Government Initiatives

  • A new Consumer Protection Bill has been approved by the Union Cabinet, Government of India that will make the existing laws more effective with a broader scope.
  • The mobile phone industry in India expects that the Government of India's boost to production of battery chargers will result in setting up of 365 factories, thereby generating 800,000 jobs by 2025.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved incentives up to Rs 10,000 crore (US$ 1.47 billion) for investors by amending the M-SIPS scheme, in order to further incentivise investments in electronics sector, create employment opportunities and reduce dependence on imports by 2020.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has revised National Policy on Electronics 2012 (NPE) to focus on increasing competitiveness, innovation, R&D, promoting/incentivising exports in ESDM.
  • The Government of India has allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) under the automatic route in Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing sector. FDI into single brand retail has been increased from 51 per cent to 100 per cent; the government is planning to hike FDI limit in multi-brand retail to 51 per cent.

Road Ahead

Indian appliance and consumer electronics (ACE) market is expected to increase at a 9 per cent CAGR to reach Rs 3.15 trillion (US$ 48.37 billion) in 2022. Demand growth is likely to accelerate with rising disposable incomes and easy access to credit. Increasing electrification of rural areas and wide usability of online sales would also aid growth in demand.

Exchange Rate Used: INR 1 = US$ 0.015 as of March 1, 2018

References: Media reports, press releases, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Union Budget 2017-18, Boston Consulting Group, International Data Corporation.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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