Retail Sector

  • The Indian retail industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade with a significant shift towards organised retailing format and development taking place not just in major cities and metros, but also in Tier II and Tier III cities.

  • The overall retail market in India is likely to reach $792.84 billion by 2017.

  • The Indian retail market, currently estimated at around $490 billion, is project to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% to reach $865 billion by 2023.

  • Food and grocery is the largest category within the retail sector with 60% share followed by the apparel and mobile segment.

  • Organised retail, which constituted 7%t of total retail in 2011–2012 is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24% and attain 10.2% share of total retail by 2016–2017.

  • India has about one million online retailers – small and large – which sell their products through various e-commerce portals.

  • The online retail industry in the country touched $12.6 billion in 2013, according to a recent report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

  • The foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in single-brand retail trading during the period April 2000 – March 2014 stood at $106.66 million.