Consumer Markets August 2009

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BMW sales jump 14% in Jan-July, top in high-end segment
BMW India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group, sold 2,008 units in the first seven months of the year over 1,763 units in the same period last year………………….
Mercedes-Benz, BMW fight it out for top slot
Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd overtook BMW India Pvt. Ltd in July, selling 297 units against BMW’s 261………………………..
How the Financial Crisis Threatens the Rural Indian Boom
There is a perception that the financial crisis has affected only the urban workers in export sectors and that the rural areas have been shielded. This is not true. Only the food grain sector which caters mainly to domestic demand has been shielded. The cash crop segment with a substantial export component has been impacted adversely………………
High taxes in India holding back Swiss watchmaker Longines
We should have three times more number of shops in India than what we have now, compared to other cities across the world……………………………………………
Incredible India's Inroad Into World Tourism Map | Travel and Tourism
As of now, efforts being taken are more of branding exercises than working for the ground realities. Unless India makes it to offer quality tourism products and world-class infrastructure, brandingexercise alone cant turn up returns. ... ………..
Consumers go for high-end durables
In the last four to five months, LG has been selling 750 plasma TVs a month and Mr Tiwari says the company has nearly run out of stock……………….
RPG Life Targets Growth Via New Products, Markets
We are scaling up capacity, upgrading our facilities and filing our dossiers in preparation for entering regulated markets……………
Filing a Consumer Complaint
Filing a complaint in the consumer form is fairly simple. A complaint related to goods, sold or delivered or were to be sold or delivered, or any service provided or agreed to be provided, can be filed according ……………………
Demand curve: Indicus-Mint Series
Demand Curve - East India set to make swift progress
Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have returned growth rates higher than the national rate since 2000-01. While it is well known that the eastern states of India have been lagging behind the rest of the country for decades, it is less appreciated that these states have been reinventing themselves in recent years.

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Consumer Markets August 2009

  1. 1. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx Consumer Markets August 2009 From around India BMW sales jump 14% in Jan-July, top in high-end segment BMW India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group, sold 2,008 units in the first seven months of the year over 1,763 units in the same period last year…………………. Mercedes-Benz, BMW fight it out for top slot Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd overtook BMW India Pvt. Ltd in July, selling 297 units against BMW’s 261……………………….. How the Financial Crisis Threatens the Rural Indian Boom There is a perception that the financial crisis has affected only the urban workers in export sectors and that the rural areas have been shielded. This is not true. Only the food grain sector which caters mainly to domestic demand has been shielded. The cash crop segment with a substantial export component has been impacted adversely……………… High taxes in India holding back Swiss watchmaker Longines We should have three times more number of shops in India than what we have now, compared to other cities across the world…………………………………………… Incredible India's Inroad Into World Tourism Map | Travel and Tourism As of now, efforts being taken are more of branding exercises than working for the ground realities. Unless India makes it to offer quality tourism products and world-class infrastructure, brandingexercise alone cant turn up returns. ... ………..
  2. 2. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx Consumers go for high-end durables In the last four to five months, LG has been selling 750 plasma TVs a month and Mr Tiwari says the company has nearly run out of stock………………. RPG Life Targets Growth Via New Products, Markets We are scaling up capacity, upgrading our facilities and filing our dossiers in preparation for entering regulated markets…………… Filing a Consumer Complaint Filing a complaint in the consumer form is fairly simple. A complaint related to goods, sold or delivered or were to be sold or delivered, or any service provided or agreed to be provided, can be filed according …………………… Demand curve: Indicus-Mint Series Demand Curve - East India set to make swift progress Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have returned growth rates higher than the national rate since 2000-01. While it is well known that the eastern states of India have been lagging behind the rest of the country for decades, it is less appreciated that these states have been reinventing themselves in recent years. Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have returned growth rates higher than the national rate since 2000-01 and, ironically, the global slowdown may in all probability benefit this region by raising its relative importance in the country More….. Know about Indicus Products here Segment B1 from the Indicus Consumer Segment
  3. 3. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx Summary Statistics Group Profile 132,000 (0.17 %) Indian Households This segment consists of singles and married couples SEGMENT B1 without kids. The chief wage earners have good educational background and are majorly working in govt./ public sector companies at managerial level. Chief Wage Earner Age (Median): 32 Yrs Marital status: 74 % Married Education: 70 % Post graduate and above Industry: (Major) 27 % Financial Intermediation Enterprise: 44 % Govt./Public Sector Company Occupation: 100 % Regular Salaried B1 Summary Statistics Assets Annual Household Income: Rs. 601,000 SEGMENT B1 Annual Household Expenditure: Rs. 427,000 Saving Rate 29 % House Ownership: 17 % Type of Residence: 92 % Apartments TV Ownership: 74 % Four Wheeler Ownership: 26 % B1 Indicus Consumer Spectrum has been designed to help marketers understand the essence of 33 Consumer
  4. 4. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx Segments, which together represent the entire urban spectrum of India. It highlights the key features which make each segment distinctive. Insights from Indicus FE Indicus Policy Series - Why doesn’t Infosys innovate Demand Curve - Rural markets help makers of consumer goods grow steadily Demand Curve - India needs cities network for easy rural urban shift Land Acquisition, some ruminations Trust and economic foundations of peaceful progress Snapshots from The Industrial Skyline of India From around the world Global consumer confidence risesIndia scores high | 13 August 2009 ... When it comes to consumer optimism, India scores a high with 112 index points, second behind Indonesia at 113 points. With 66 percent votes Indians are the most optimistic that India would be out of an economic recession in the next 12 months, this is the highest percentage for any country globally that thinks recession would be over in the next 12 months…………………… Cadbury's Palm Oil About-turn Highlights Consumer Power Cadbury's announcement that it is dropping palm oil from its chocolate shows the power of consumers to make a difference, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley said ……………… Cash for clunkers Most popular clunkers new cars Consumer Reports ... As expected, the vehicles most often cashed in are popular SUVs and pickup trucks, with small and midsized sedans dominating the new-car purchases. Also notable,
  5. 5. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx there are a fair number of four-wheel-drive vehicles being traded in for front-drive replacements…………………….. .
  6. 6. Indicus Analytics, An Economics Research Firm http://indicus.net/Newsletter/Consumer_Market.aspx For query or placing orders on Indicus Products please contact Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd. 2nd Floor, Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi- 110002. Phone: 91-11-42512400/01 E-mail: products@indicus.net www.indicus.net Indicus Products Market Skyline of India City Skyline of India City Skyline of India – neighbourhood series Housing Skyline of India District GDP of India Industrial Skyline of India Indian Financial Scape Indicus Consumer Spectrum

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