India’s retail sector is expected to grow at a slower rate of around 16 percent over the next three years as against 18 percent previously, according to India Retail Report. The retail market, which is currently valued at Rs 3,893,425 crore, has grown by an average of around 18 percent to reach where it is today, it said.
It is estimated that by 2017, the country’s retail market would be at Rs 6,156,333 crore and may pick up even further, the report said.
The total apparel retail market is valued at Rs 324,500 crore and is growing at around 21 percent. It is expected to be worth Rs 564,792 crore by 2017. Modern retail is estimated at 43.1 percent of this total market and is expected to grow by much higher growth rate, it said.
There has been no slowing down in modern retail which is led by this category. The industry estimates the category would grow at around 40 percent, it said. Total food service retail market is worth Rs 204,438 crore, growing at around 24 per cent and is expected to touch Rs 380,000 crore by 2017.
Modern retail is estimated at 13.3 percent of this total market and is expected to grow by around 31 percent, a much higher growth rate, the report said.
Retail expansion grew at an average 31 percent to 35 percent in terms of number of outlets and retail space with average same store revenue growth being at around 16 percent, it said.
Total jewellery retail market is worth Rs 201,344 crore growing at around 26 percent and is expected to reach Rs 383,000 crore by 2017. Modern retail is estimated at 10.2 percent of this total market and is expected to grow at a little lower rate of 22 percent, the report said.
Total mobile and telecom retail market is valued at Rs 203,981 crore. The share of modern retail is estimated at 19.3 percent it said.