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RAI Retail Business Survey Indicates a Growth of 3% in May 2024 vis-a-vis May 2023

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The 51st edition of the Retail Business Survey by the Retailers Association of India (RAI) indicates that sales in May 2024 showed a growth of 3% as compared to the sales levels in May 2023.

Speaking about the findings, Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, Retailers Association of India (RAI), said, “Retailers saw a 3% growth in May 2024 compared to the same period last year. While consumer spending on non-essential items remains cautious, categories such as food, grocery, and consumer durables have shown positive growth trajectory. Retailers are looking forward to business post-election season. Budget in July will hopefully provide much-needed incentives to bolster consumer confidence and support further growth in the retail sector.”

Retail businesses across regions have indicated growth in sales compared to May 2023, with South India showing the highest increase at 4%, followed by East and West India at 3% each, and North India at 2%.

Among categories, food & grocery and CDIT products (consumer durables/electronics) reported a growth of 6% each, followed by QSR, which showed a growth of 5% compared to May 2023 sales levels.

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