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Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) is among the top five sectors in the Indian economy. The FMCG sector has several subsections, the three major ones being food and beverages, healthcare, and household and personal care. These account for 19%, 31% and 50 % of the sector respectively.

The rural FMCG market is expected to grow to US$ 220 billion by 2025 from US$ 29.4 billion in 2016. Improved distribution channels of FMCG companies have led to an increase in demand for quality goods and services, especially in rural areas. Thus, FMCG companies are looking to invest in energy efficient plants to benefit the society and lower costs in the long term, in turn expanding the scope of jobs in FMCG. The urban sector, on the other hand, has seen a spurt in the online food ordering business. With online food delivery platforms like Food Panda, Zomato, and Swiggy growing at an exponential pace, jobs in food are becoming more abundant by the day. It is estimated that 40% of all FMCG purchases in the country will occur online by 2020, making it a US$ 5-6 billion business opportunity.

The Government of India has proposed in the Union Budget 2017-18 to increase their spending on the rural side of India, aiming to double the farmers’ income in five years. The government has also considered cutting down on the income tax rate to aid small businesses, so they can focus on infrastructure development and expansion of their businesses. Among these growth drivers provided by the Indian Government for the consumer market industry is the decision to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in online retail of goods and services through the automatic route, thus improving the fluidity of the existing businesses of e-commerce companies operating in India.

Growing awareness, easier access to the internet, and changing lifestyles brought upon by the gradual modernization of the Indian society are the key growth drivers for the FMCG market. The FMCG sector has grown by 42% in the last 5 years, climbing from US$ 31.6 billion in early 2011 to US$ 52 billion in late 2015.

It should be noted that like every other industry, pay for experienced individuals in significantly higher than that of novices so it's better to get in now before the jobs in FMCG reach a saturation point after a couple of years. A senior apparel technician in Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai made a CTC of INR 24.64 lac per annum in 2016-17 while a junior technician made INR 4.56 lac per annum in the same cities. A junior R&D professional’s highest pay was recorded at INR 5.10 in NCR, a mid-level professional’s at INR 14.38 lac per annum in Mumbai while Chennai offered the highest pay to a senior at INR 28.75 lac per annum.

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Source: Randstad Survey

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