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

Indian Retail sector is expected to surge by 10 per cent to become USD 1 trillion by 2020, says a study by PwC.
Retail in India expected to become $1 trillion in value by 2020: PwC

Indian Retail sector is expected to surge by 10 per cent to become USD 1 trillion by 2020, says a PTI report citing the research-The Future of India: The Winning Leap by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

As per the report, Indian retail industry (both organised and unorganized) is expected to see a CAGR of 10 per cent over 2012-2020, growing from USD 500 million to USD 1 trillion in that time frame.

Besides, the report emphasized that out of 92 per cent of India's total retail market is still 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.

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