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Indian Food Processing Industry - Opportunities and Outlook 2015

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Gyan Research And Analytics

Published Date : Jul 2012

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No. of Pages : 70

The food processing sector in India is of fundamental importance, holding as it does the vital link between agriculture and industry. The sector is poised for enormous growth and already contributes about 12.7 percent of the country\'s GDP and provides nearly 60 percent of all job opportunities by directly employing around 1.6 million workers. 

The industry is the 5th largest sector in the country in terms of production, consumption, export and growth. The worth of the Indian processed foods industry was USD 91 billion in 2010 and it is growing at the rate of 13 percent per annum. By 2015, it is expected to touch USD 175.2 billion. The availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and relaxation in regulatory policies is fuelling the growth of this industry. 

India is the highest producer of milk in the world at 90 million tonnes per annum. With an arable landmass of 184 million hectares, it is the second largest producer of fruits & vegetables (150 million tonnes per annum) and the third largest producer of food grains and fish. It has the largest livestock population as well. In addition to its large and wide-ranging raw material base, India is a huge consumer base of over one billion people. All these are positive factors that add vigour to the processed foods industry, which holds tremendous opportunities for large investments. This report is an across-the-board examination of the country’s food processing industry. It studies the market size and latest trends, and critically analyses the growth drivers that are propelling the sector, such as the entry of major international food product manufacturers who are eliminating category boundaries through product innovation. It also reviews the key players of this industry – Amul and Mother Diary – within the parameters of key growth factors, thereby indicating the essential prospects of the sector. 

We pay special emphasis in the report to the support that the Government of India is lavishing on the growth of the processed foods sector. The government’s ‘Vision 2015’ has allocated an outlay of USD 20 billion for the sector, while simultaneously relaxing the regulations governing licensing and excise. Other strategic initiatives by the government include the establishment of mega food parks and cold chain facilities, including refrigerated vans, and the approval of 51 percent ownership of foreign retailers in joint ventures. All these positive measures are expected to catapult the food processing sector onto a higher growth trajectory that would almost double the country’s presence in the global food trade to 3 percent. These initiatives will also enable the industry to bring in stability in food prices, reasonable returns for farmers and other stakeholders, and create a projected 9 million jobs. 

The objective of this report is to assist diverse investors, both domestic and international, who are involved in the processed foods industry both directly and peripherally. Entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain from warehousing to cargo handling and logistics to packaging and manufacture of food processing machinery & technology, exporters and importers of Indian processed food sector, even researchers and industry analysts may secure better understanding of this sector through this report.

The report analyses the wide and diverse spectrum of the Indian Food Processing Industry: 


  • Overview of the Indian Food Processing Industry including Market size and Share 
  • Segmental Analysis and Trends 
  • Opportunities in Various Segments of the Industry 
  • Outlook of the Industry KEY FEATURES DISCUSSED 
  • Indian & Global Market Outlook 
  • Growth Drivers and Trends 
  • Implications of the Union Budget 2012-13 on the Industry 
  • Emerging Fields and their Growth Opportunities 
  • Comparative Cost Analysis 
  • SWOT Analysis 
  • Key Investments and M&A activities in Various Segments 
  • Major Players

  • Comprehensive Outlook of the Industry
  • Detailed Analysis of all the Segments and their Opportunities
  • Better Understanding of the Market vis-à-vis Market Prospects 
  • Better Positioning of Products and Services


  • International and Domestic Players 
  • Exporters and Importers of Indian Processed Foods 
  • Investors 
  • Retailers of Processed Food Products 
  • Entrepreneurs across the entire Value Chain from Warehousing to Cargo Handling and Logistics to Packaging 
  • Government Entities 
  • Educational Institutions 
  • Food Processing Equipment Makers 
  • Commercial and Investment Banks 
  • Individuals who Track the Industry’s Progress 
  • Researchers and Industry Analysts
Table of Contents 

1. Executive Summary 

2. Overview 
2.1. Global Perspective 
2.2. Indian Perspective 

3. Industry Overview 
3.1 Current Scenario 
3.2. Market size and Trends 
3.3. Growth Drivers 
3.4. Critical Success Factors 

4. Market Segmentation
4.1. Fruits & Vegetables 
4.2. Marine Products 
4.3. Meat, Poultry & Eggs 
4.4. Dairy Products 
4.5. Bakery 
4.6 Confectionary 
4.7. Spices 

5. Industry Structure 

6. Export and Import 
6.1. Export 
6.1.1 Segment-wise Export 
6.2. Import 
6.2.1 Segment-wise Import 
6.2.2 Import of Equipment 

7. Market Dynamics 

8. Supply Chain Management and Logistics 
8.1 Ware Housing 
8.2 Cold Storage 
8.3 Transportation 
8.4 Packaging 

9. Food Processing Machinery & Equipment 

10. SWOT Analysis 

11. Regulatory Framework 
11.1. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy 
11.2. Exim Policy 
11.3. Others 
11.3.1 Food Safety 
11.3.2 Licensing 
11.4. Initiatives
11.4. 1. Food Parks 
11.4.2. Spice Park 
11.4.3. Initiative for Cold Chains 

12. Cost Structure 

13. Investment 
13.1 Domestic Investment 
13.2 FDIs 
13.3 Mergers & Acquisitions 

14. Issues and Challenges 

15. Potentials 

16. Key Players

17. Outlook

List of Table

Table1- Processed food as a percentage of GDP-2010
Table2- Segment-wise Processed Food Products
Table3- Level of Processing (Percentage) -2010
Table4- Contribution to GDP of Food Processing Industry (USD Billion)
Table5- Percentage of Losses estimated for Agricultural Produce
Table6- Level of Processing of Perishable Produce
Table 7- Key Players in Biscuit Industry
Table 8- Segment wise Export
Table9- Segment wise Import
Table10- Import of Equipments in USD Million
Table11- Sector wise Distribution of Cold Storage
Table12- Benefit of Using Cold Storage
Table13- Logistical Bottlenecks in India- 2010
Table14- SWOT Analysis
Table15- Location and Status of Spice Parks
Table16- Various Schemes & Assistance by Government for Cold Chain
Table 17- Food Processing Sector Cost Comparison
Table18- Merger and Acquisition
Table19- Snapshot of Indian Food Processing Industry
Table20- Industry and its CAGR
Table21- Financials of Britannia
Table22- Financials of Nestle

List of Chart

Chart1- Food and Beverage Demand by Product Category -2009
Chart2- Processed food export- Global-2010
Chart3- Percentage of Processed food in Country wise Total Manufacturing- 2010
Chart4- Indian Food Processing Industry 2008-2011
Chart5- Share of Processing Food Category in India
Chart6- Outlook - Indian Food Processing Industry (2011-2015)
Chart7- Aggregate Middle class Disposable Income at 5 year intervals
Chart8- Market Structure-Biscuit Industry
Chart9- Activities of Warehouses
Chart10- Break up of Cold Storage Units in India- 2010

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