FMCG Monitor July 2019
Key market highlights in July 2019 issues:
In the 1st five months of 2019, Vietnam’s economy maintains a positive result with a well-controlled CPI less than 3%, and GDP is expected to grow by 6.8% by the end of 2019. Domestic demand continues to strengthen, propelling a solid growth of the retail sales of consumers goods.
In long term, FMCG market sees an upward trend in both Urban 4 key cities and Rural FMCG market. In short term, the market growth in Urban 4 key cities accelerates thanks to the uplift of volume consumption despite the low season after Lunar New Year while slightly slowing down in Rural areas.
In Urban 4 cities, FMCG market looks brighter thanks to the stronger consumption demand seen in Packaged Foods, and Non-Food sectors. Meanwhile, in Rural, Dairy remains the fastest growing sector and continue to lead the market growth.
Ready-to-drink Tea and Chili Sauce are hot categories with double digit growth in Urban 4 cities and Rural respectively. Thanks to lots of innovations pushed by key players, Ready-to-drink Tea is able to recover and attract new shoppers in Urban areas. In Rural, Chili Sauce now reaches more than two third of the population and continues growing strongly.
Modern shopping channels and specialty stores speed up with robust growth in Urban 4 cities. E-commerce reflecting value for money models and convenience is growing in presence. In Rural, medium-sized street shops gain more ground and post an impressive growth of 50% as more and more consumers come there for FMCG shopping.
Spotlight of the month – The evolution of E-commerce in FMCG purchases
Online shopping continues to expand across the globe with emerging markets driving growth such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
By 2025, e-commerce will represent 10% of all FMCG spend, twice its current size and will be the leading retail format in Asia.
Urban 4 cities include Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi, Da Nang and Can Tho
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