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The Consumer Index: Is There a Slowdown?

Declining car sales and downtrading in some consumer segments could mean that India’s consumption boom is petering out

Samar Srivastava
Published: Feb 14, 2013 06:50:10 AM IST
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 04:59:24 PM IST

Three years of high inflation and muted salary growth have taken their toll on the Indian consumer. The first visible signs of a slump have manifested themselves in slowing car sales, falling two-wheeler sales and slowing growth among consumer goods companies.

(This story appears in the 22 February, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)