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The FMCG industry or the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry comprises companies that manufacture essential products that we use in our day-to-day life. 

Home care, personal care, food and a few other product categories fall under FMCG. 

Here are the top 5 FMCG stocks in India: 

Note: The list comprises 5 FMCG stocks in India with the highest market capitalization as of 20th October 2021. The list is in descending (high to low) order of market capitalisation. 

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HUL

Hindustan Unilever was founded in 1933. HUL’s brands are spread over various categories, some of which are: 

Home care: Surf excel, Rin, Domex, Vim 

Food and beverages: Bru coffee, Brooke bond tea, Annapoorna salt and atta, Horlicks, Cornetto, Knorr Soup, Kissan, Magnum 

Personal Care: Fair And lovely, Lux, Vaseline, Clinic Plus, Axe, Dove, Lifebuoy, Pears, Ponds, Pepsodent, Sunsilk 

Water purifier: Unilever Pureit

To know more about this top FMCG stock and its financials, click here: HUL

Time period 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Return* 13.59% 56.09% 192.10%

ITC

ITC is second in the list of top FMCG stocks in India 2021

The company was incorporated in India in 1910. While cigarettes are its main product line, ITC has products in other categories as well. 

Food and beverages: Aashirwad Atta, Bingo Chips, Sunfeast, Yippee 

Cigarettes: Gold Flake, Classic, NavyCut, SilkCut  

MatchSticks: AIM, Homelite 

Agarbatti: Mangaldeep 

Stationery: Classmate and Paperkraft 

Lifestyle and clothing: WLS Personal Care: Fiama, Savlon, Vivel 

The company also has its footprints in the following industries: hotels, packaging, paperboards, speciality papers, agri-business.

To know more about the stock and its financials, click here: ITC

Time period 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Return* 46.79% -15.55% 2.32%

Nestle

Nestle’s association with India dates back to the early 1900s when it had started sending products to the Indian market. 

It set up its first factory in India in 1961. Nestle, the brand, is home to many known names: Maggi, sauce, maggi masala, Sunrise coffee, Narrow, a+ milk range. 

Time period 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Return* 21.24% 98.53% 183.31%

Nestle is also amongst the top performing FMCG stocks in India in terms of 5 year returns (mentioned in the table above). To know more about the stock and its financials, click here: Nestle India

Dabur

Dabur started in 1884 as a health care products manufacturer in Kolkata (then Calcutta). The company got listed on the exchanges in 1994, and its IPO was oversubscribed 21 times. 

The company is the manufacturer of many products, some of which are:

Health Supplements: Dabur Chyawanprash, Dabur Honey 

Haircare: Amla, Vatika and Almond hair oil, Vatika range of Shampoos 

Oral Care: Dabur Meswak, Dabur Lal Dant Manjan 

Skin Care: Dabur Gulabari 

Food and beverages: Real juice, Honey 

Home care: Odomos, Odonil

Time period 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Return* 13.71% 45.26% 113.49%

To know more about the stock and its financials, click here: Dabur

Godrej Consumer Products

Godrej group’s consumer products business was part of Godrej Soaps Limited till 2001. In April 2001, it was demerged into Godrej Consumer Products Limited.  

These are three main categories in the FMCG sector that GCPL has ventured into: 

Hair Care: Godrej Expert, Godrej Nupur, BBlunt

Home Care: GoodKnight, HIT, Ezee, Aer 

Personal Care: Cinthol, Protekt (handwash)

Time period 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Return* 44.14% 32.88% 88.55%

To know more about the stock and its financials, click here: Godrej Consumer Products

*as of October 20, 2021.

Note:

  1. The stocks mentioned above are a list of FMCG stocks in India with the highest market capitalization as on 20th October 2021. This is only for informational and educational purposes and is not advice on what to buy or sell. 
  2. Market capitalization has been used as a metric of arrangement for the list. The metric used is in no way intended to be interpreted as which stock is superior to others. It is only for educational purposes. 
  3. A stock with a high market cap does not guarantee high returns and vice versa. Investors are advised to invest in alignment with their personal financial goals. 

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