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‘Demand for meals components in India could rise 6.7% until 2029’

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The demand for meals components and high-quality packaging has gone up within the submit pandemic time in India mentioned trade executives. 

The India meals components market, presently estimated at $1584.08 million, is projected to develop at a CAGR of 6.7% until 2029, mentioned analysts at a meals ingredient, packaging & processing trade present known as Fi India & ProPak India. 

Rising use of meals components coupled with rising ready-to-eat and comfort meals has led to the surge in demand, they added. 

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a big shift in meals habits, together with client shopping for preferences, consumption patterns and general behaviour. Better consciousness of the attainable well being issues associated to meals has led to the expansion of demand for well being and wellness merchandise and components, they additional mentioned. 

Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets in India , the organisers of the present mentioned, “The  Indian meals trade is poised for exponential development, presently rising at a CAGR of 11%, with a projected output of $535 billion by 2025. This high-growth and high-profit sector has emerged as a result of its immense potential for worth addition, notably throughout the meals processing trade.” 

“Shoppers’ consciousness of components, altering meals habits, consumption patterns, low manufacturing prices, and ever-changing food plan fads, meals preferences and hygiene points of meals packaging have considerably contributed to the growth in meals and well being components, processing, and packaging industries,” he added.

By the Ministry of Meals Processing Industries (MoFPI), the Authorities of India, is taking steps to spice up investments within the meals processing trade. The federal government has continued the umbrella PMKSY scheme with an allocation of ₹4,600 crore until March 2026 for the sector. 

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The Indian meals processing trade accounts for 32% of the nation’s complete meals market, and is ranked fifth by way of manufacturing, consumption, export and anticipated development, trade officers mentioned.

Speaking in regards to the meals components trade,  Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava, President, Affiliation of Meals Scientists & Technologists India (AFSTI) mentioned , all stakeholders should assist to make India a worldwide hub for meals components, contemplating the altering geopolitical situation within the background of the pandemic. 

Within the subsequent 30 years, the world will add over 1.5 billion folks, and everyone knows who’re going to feed this inhabitants. Meals safety can also be a difficulty the place India can simply turn out to be the meals manufacturing unit of the world,” Nilesh Lele, President, Chamber for Development of Small and Medium Companies (CASMB) mentioned.

“The agriculture and meals trade in India is valued at round $450 billion and rising at 12-14%, a lot quicker than the economic system,” he added.

The India packaging market was valued at $81.07 billion in 2021, and is predicted to achieve $204.81 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 26.7%, trade officers mentioned. Packaging is without doubt one of the excessive development industries in India and rising at 22-25% each year and is changing into a most popular international hub for the packaging trade, they added.

In keeping with Alessandro Liberatori, Commerce Commissioner, Italian Commerce Company the significance of packaging has been realised throughout the pandemic as a result of emphasis on well being and hygiene. 

Analysts mentioned India was experiencing the emergence of health-conscious customers resulting in a structural shift in meals preferences and buy choices. And, this could trigger vital development throughout classes, with wholesome snacking propelling market growth, they added.

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By- The Hindu

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