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India has the fastest-growing ice cream market in the world

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Sales of ice cream in India increased by 13% per year over the past five years, the fastest growth rate in the world.

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Growth rate of ice cream sales over the past five years

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Both the government and companies have been investing in the India’s cold-chain infrastructure, which is necessary to transport perishable products.

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Also, Indians are getting wealthier and have more money to spend on treats like ice cream.

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Their money is disputed by traditional brands, like Amul and Natural, regional favorites, like Havmor and Vadilal, and foreign newcomers, like Häagen-Dazs.

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Indians went from eating about 180 million liters of ice cream in 2011 to about 335 million liters in 2016—and that number is expected to double in four years.

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Volume of ice cream sold in India until 2016 and forecast for 2017

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Meanwhile, annual sales dropped by 1% in the US and by 2% in the UK.

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Consumers there are becoming more careful with their sugar intake and choosing smaller quantities of costlier brands, flavors, and types (like gelato or mochi).

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