FMGC industry grows by 16% in 2007-08

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New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) Backed by rising demand, fiscal incentive and improved performance by leading companies having plants in tax-exempt locations, the FMCG industry has has recorded 16 per cent growth in sasles during April-February 2006-07, a survey said.

The FICCI sruvey reveals that the sectors, that have recorded excellent growth of 20 per cent and above during April-February 2007-08, are - shaving cream (22 per cent), skin/fairness cream (20 per cent), anti-dandruff shampoo (22 per cent), hair dye (30 per cent), dish wash (20 per cent), cleaners/repellants (23 per cent), deodorant (40 per cent), and toth poder (22 per cent).

The sectors which have recorded high growth between 10 per cent and 20 per cent are soap and toiletries (10 per cent), detergent cakes (12 per cent), liquid detergent (11 per cent), personal wash (13 per cent), personal healthcare (16 per cent), and oral care (16 per cent).

Also in the 10 per cent category of growth are tooth paste (15 per cent), toth brush (12 per cent), skin care and cosmetics (18 per cent), branded coconut oil (15 per cent), hair care (15 per cent), coconut oil (13 per cent), and feminine hygiene (12 per cent).

Some sectors which have recorded moderate and single digit growth are toilet soap (six per cent), washing powder (wight per cent), and laundry soaps/bars (five per cent).

The FMCG industry is estimated to have achieved a growth rate of 14.5 per cent in 2006-07 with estimated sales of Rs 746.5 billion, the survey added.

In 2006-07, the sectors which have recorded excellent growth of 20 per cent and above are shaving cream (21 per cent), skin/ fairness cream (21 per cent), anti-dandruff shampoos (20 per cent), hair dye (26 per cent), cleaners/repellants (22 per cent), deodorant (30 per cent), and tooth powder (20 per cent).

The secotrs, having recorded high growth between 10 per cent and 20 per cent are soap and toiletries (14 per cent), detergent cakes (11 per cent), liquid detergent (10 per cent), dish wash (17 per cent), personal wash (10 per cent), and toilet soap (10 per cent).

Also in this cetegory of growth are personal healthcare (14 per cent) oral care (15.5 per cent), toothpaste (15 per cent), tooth brush (11 per cent), skin care and cosmetics (17 per cent), branded coconut oil (14 per cent), hair care (14 per cent), shampoos (18 per cent), shampoos (18 per cent), coconut oil (11 per cent), and feminine hygiene (10 per cent).

Some sectors which have recorded moderate and single digit growth are washing powder (eight per cent) and laundry soaps/bars (seven per cent), the survey said.

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