Sep 4, 2014

What is FMCG Sector and What is Consumer Durable Sector?

Ever confused about Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Consumer Durable sector! Which company falls in Consumer durable sector and which one falls within FMCG sectors.
Wiki has good short explanation about both at same page. It says that FMCG goods are consumed very fast and Consumer Goods takes time to wear out. Consumer goods usually last more than 3 years. Consumer goods can be rented but FMCG are not rented.

Example of Consumer Goods:
Household goods (home appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, etc.), sports equipment, firearms, and toys.

Example of FMCG goods (nondurable goods):
Cosmetics and cleaning products, food, fuel, beer, cigarettes, medication, office supplies, packaging and containers, paper and paper products, personal products, rubber, plastics, textiles, clothing, and footwear.

Stock Exchange listed Companies under FMCG and Consumer Durable Goods:

Companies Under FMCG: Colgate, Dabur India, Godrej Consumer, HUL, ITC, etc.

Companies Under Consumer Durable Goods: Bajaj Electric, Blue Star, PC Jeweller, Rajesh Exports, Symphony, Tital, TTK Prestige, VIP Industries, etc.