About India

Let’s agree, it couldn’t
be at a better location

The epicenter of global food trade since the ancient times, India is now a dominant global player in the modern food trade. India has the pride of being the “Land of Origin” of an assortment of food crops & processed products that have a significant impact on the global demand and supply.

Why India

Producing for the world

India is the top global producer of meat, milk, castor seeds , sesame , mango, banana, chickpeas and is among the top producers globally for rice, wheat, sugarcane, tea, spices, onion, potatoes, & many others. With the new agri-export policy, the Indian F&B export is expected to grow from USD 32 Billion to USD 70 billion by 2020.

A magnificent industrial
presence

The Indian food processing sector is currently valued at USD 258 billion and constitutes 14% of GDP through manufacturing. Food processing accounts for 32% of the country's total value of food & beverage industry. The Indian food retail market is the 6th largest grocery market in the world, expected to reach USD 895 billion by 2020.

An Investor’s
Paradise

India has a fledgling ecosystem for agricultural products and the food processing industry. Food processing sector is the 13th largest sector receiving FDI in the country. Private equity is also eyeing F&B players, marking a phase of innovation and growth in the coming years.

The success of the Indian F&B industry will surely take you by surprise.

Total agricultural exports from India grew at a CAGR of 16.45 per cent over FY10-18 to reach US$ 38.21 billion in FY18.

During FY 11-16, India’s exports of processed food & related products (inclusive of animal products) grew at a CAGR of 11.74% reaching USD 16.2 billion

India’s contribution to Global Production

22%

OF RICE

27%

OF BANANA

40%

MANGOES & GUAVAS

43%

OF BUFFALO MEAT

19%

OF MILK

21%

OF PULSES

70%

OF SPICES

23%

OF TEA

21%

OF SUGARCANE

40%

MANGOES & GUAVAS

India Facts

INDIA: THE KEY FOOD SUPPLIER

  • India provides food security to many countries
  • India is the second largest fruit producer in the world
  • India is the largest producer and exporter of spices and spice products.
  • India's horticulture output reached 300.64 million tonnes in 2016-17 and is expected to reach 305.43 million tonnes in 2017-18.

HUB OF PRIVATE LABELING

  • Excessive production capacity
  • Low production prices

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

  • Currently valued at 258 USD billion
  • Constitutes 14% in the GDP through manufacturing
  • Food Processing accounts 32% of the country's total food market

LAND OF ORGANIC FOOD

  • Potential to produce all varieties of organic products due to its various agro climatic regions
  • At present, the country is home to more than 835,000 organic producers, 699 processors, 669 exporters and 1.49 million ha area under organic cultivation.
  • India produced around 1.35 million MT (2015-16) of certified organic products
  • India is emerging as a key player in the global arena, exporting over 300 products in 20 different categories to over 20 countries

GOVERNMENT POLICIES

  • Attractive Fiscal Incentives for processed food and machinery
  • Service Tax exempt on several food industry services
  • In Union Budget 2017-18, the Government of India has set up a dairy processing infra fund worth Rs 8,000 crore (US$ 1.2 billion)
  • Relaxed foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, allowing up to 100 per cent FDI in food product e-commerce through automatic route• 42 sanctioned mega food parks in the country are likely to become operational by 2018

India Food Map