Fastest growing sectors in India

India Sector Sales Growth

Chart shows aggregate Sales Growth by sector from 2008 to 2017, ordered by top 40 sectors by Sales in FY17. The growth columns show compounded growth rates broken into two periods, 2008 to 2014 and from 2014 to 2017. The red shaded cells in the ’14 – ’17 column show sectors that have seen negative sales growth in the last three years. The green shaded cells highlight the sectors that have grown faster in the last three years than in the six years before that.

The Calm Investor | India Sales Growth
Top 40 Sectors by Sales
  • Banks continue to be the largest sector by revenue over the entire period. However, it’s higher growth rate has meant, it is gone from being barely larger than Refineries to nearly twice as large in sales
  • Realty is the only sector current top 40 sector that saw negative growth rate from 2008 to 2014, and one of only five sectors that has grown faster since
  • The remaining 35 sectors have seen slowdown in sales growth rate in the last three years compared to the six years before that. However, 10 of those have seen actual decline in sales over the recent past (Refineries, Oil Marketing, Integrated Oil & Gas, Iron & Steel Products, Trading & Distribution, Textiles, Heavy Electrical Equipment, Oil Exploration & Production, Fertilizers and Utilities)

Price to Sales

Chart shows the Price to Sales of each sector over time.

The Calm Investor | India Price to Sales Ratio

  • Price to Sales has varied significantly over time for each sector. Banking going from 0.53x Sales to 1.51x
  • Only four sectors are currently trading at a Price to Sales cheaper than their respective median values from 2008 to 2016. Apparels & Accessories, Electric Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Coal

Previous posts in the data series:

  • India Market Cap Growth link
  • Top Sectors by Market Cap link
  • Sector Market Cap Rankings by Year link

2 thoughts on “Fastest growing sectors in India

  • June 6, 2019 at 7:12 pm


    May the source of the data you have mentioned (Market sizes) and they are in what Rs of $ ?

  • June 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm


    Thanks for the Info

    Could you please specify the YoY source of the data you mentioned (industries Market size) and also the given figures are in what Rs or $

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