Retail in India to become $1 trillion in value by 2020: PwC

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New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2014 10:10 PM

Retail sector in India is expected to grow by 10 per cent to become USD 1 trillion by 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said.

report pointed out that 92 per cent of India's total retail market remains unorganised, dominated by local shops owned by independent private individuals. (Reuters)Report pointed out that 92 per cent of India’s total retail market remains unorganised, dominated by local shops owned by independent private individuals. (Reuters)

Retail sector in India is expected to grow by 10 per cent to become USD 1 trillion by 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said.

In a report titled ‘The Future of India: The Winning Leap’ PwC said India’s retail industry (both organised and unorganised) could see a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 10 per cent over 2012-2020, growing from USD 500 million to USD 1 trillion in that time frame.

However, report pointed out that 92 per cent of India’s total retail market remains unorganised, dominated by local shops owned by independent private individuals.

“Though India is one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world, share of organised retail at per cent is discouraging compared to other countries (US 85 per cent, UK 80 per cent, Thailand 40 per cent, China 20 per cent and South Korea 15 per cent), PwC said.

PwC said organised retail is expected to grow 24 per cent year-on-year but it will still account for less than a third of the total retail market by 2024.

“We envision India boosting the share of organised retail from 8 per cent of total retail in 2012 to 30 per cent in 2024 and 50 per cent in 2034,” the report by the consultancy firm said.

Domestic organised players operating in the retail segment include Future Group, Aditya Birla Group, Bharti Group. Foreign players including Walmart have been advocating for relaxations of norms for FDI in multi-brand retail. At present, FDI in multi-brand retail is capped at 51 per cent.

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