Consumer Goods & Retail is the largest services sector, providing the necessary link between producers and final consumers. The sector has a major socio-economic role, being among the biggest employment generators and contributors to economic growth. It is highly heterogeneous, using a variety of formats and channels to meet the needs of the more sophisticated global consumer. In today’s digital era, the increasing penetration of everyday life by information and communications technologies is reshaping the purchase decision process. This promotes the rapid development of online retail solutions that enhance customer retention and create tailor-made experience through both digital and mobile platforms.
Activities associated with Consumer Goods & Retail are the manufacturing and retailing of goods intended for everyday use by end consumers. Examples include food, textile products, apparel and footwear, household goods, furniture, hygiene and personal care products, jewellery, toys and sporting goods. It also covers all retail channels, from traditional supermarkets and specialised stores to non-store retailers such as e-stores, mail-order houses and direct selling establishments. Retail sale of fuels and vehicles is also included in this sector.
In Q1 FY2022, the automotive output volume in India reached 4.51mn units. This figure was well below the average production volume of 6.67mn units reached over the last six quarters (from Q2 FY2020 to Q4 FY2021, excluding Q1 FY2021). On a ...View more details
In 2020, COVID-19 interrupted the Colombian automotive industry’s recovery experienced in 2018 and 2019, leading to poor performance in terms of output, sales, exports and imports. Despite the troubles, in 2020 Colombia kept its ...View more details
The COVID-19 pandemic and the related quarantine measures decreased the GVA of the trade sector in Brazil by 3.1% y/y in 2020. An additional negative impact came from the depreciation of the national currency by 23.6% ...View more details
Thailand has developed a modern consumer goods and retail sector rapidly over the past few decades, in tandem with the country’s explosive economic growth. Thailand’s middle-class and affluent consumer base continues to increase ...View more details
Colombia is the fifth largest economy in Latin America in terms of nominal GDP, and the third largest in the region by population, with 50.9mn people as of December 2020. During 2015–2020, the wholesale, retail and repair sector ...View more details
The African consumer goods and retail sector has recently been gaining traction in the investor world, albeit at a slow pace. To date, the sector is dominated by informal retailers, with formal retailing accounting for a mere 10%, according to ...View more details
Driven by a large population and steadily increasing incomes, the Polish retail sector has been one of the most dynamic in the EU, as retail sales reached 40% of GDP in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 resulted in a 2.6% y/y decline in ...View more details
The COVID-19 pandemic aggravated the fragile situation of the Argentine economy, which experienced its third consecutive year of recession in 2020. In this context, motor vehicle production, domestic sales and export volumes dropped by 18.3%, 25.5% ...View more details
In FY2019, the main growth driver of the Indian motor vehicle industry was a solid increase of domestic demand, which grew at a CAGR of 8.7% between FY2016 and FY2019. Domestic demand accounted for an average 85.6% of total output during ...View more details
In Q1 2021, the automotive sector in China witnessed strong growth in terms of production and sales compared to the same period of 2020 when COVID-19 had a huge negative impact on the sector. The automotive production in Q1 2021 increased ...View more details