India Spices Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Pure Spices and Blended Spices), By Application (Veg Curries, Meat and Poultry products, Snacks and Convenience Foods, Bakery and Confectionery, Frozen Foods, and Others), By Form (Packets, Sprinkler, and Crusher), By Region (North India, South India, West India, and East India), Analysis and Forecast 2023 – 2032) India Spices Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

Industry: Food & Beverages


 India Spices Market Insights Forecasts to 2032


  • The India Spices Market Size was valued at USD 42.17 billion in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.7% from 2023 to 2032
  • The India Spices Market Size is expected to reach USD 42.17 billion by 2032
  • South India is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period


The India Spices Market Size is expected to reach USD 42.17 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 15.7% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032. The increasing demand for innovative flavors, authentic cuisines, and ethnic tastes in foods and snacks is augmenting the market for spices in India. Moreover, consumers are preferring spices which benefit their health such as turmeric boosts immunity. Hence, rising demand for spices by households is projected to propel the market growth of the spices over the forecast period.


Market Overview

Spices are natural food additives that are used primarily to enhance the flavor, aroma, color, and preservation of food products. They are typically derived from aromatic seeds, roots, and barks, which are processed to create the spices we use in our cuisines. India, a global leader in spice production, offers a wide range of spices including chilies, turmeric, coriander, tamarind, cumin, mustard, fenugreek, and more. Apart from their culinary uses, spices in India also have medicinal, religious, cosmetic, and perfume manufacturing applications. Spices are available in various forms, such as fresh, whole dried, or pre-ground dried, to cater to different culinary needs.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for India spices market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the India spices market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the India spices market.


Driving Factors

The India spice market is driven by several factors. Firstly, the rich cultural heritage of Indian cuisine, known for its bold flavors and aromatic spices, fuels the demand for spices domestically and internationally. Secondly, the increasing awareness of the health benefits of spices, such as their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, drives their consumption in functional foods and beverages. Thirdly, the rising disposable incomes and changing consumer preferences towards natural and authentic flavors drive the demand for high-quality spices. Additionally, the growing popularity of ethnic foods, expanding e-commerce platforms, and increasing spice exports contribute to the growth of the India spice market.


Restraining Factors

The India spice market faces several restraints. Adulteration and inconsistent quality of spices are prevalent issues, leading to consumer concerns and impacting the market's reputation. Lack of standardized grading and certification systems for spices can hinder export potential and limit market access. Increasing competition from other spice-producing countries poses a threat to India's market share. Reliance on traditional distribution channels and limited penetration of modern retail formats in rural areas may hinder market growth. Additionally, climate change, pests and diseases, and fluctuating prices of raw materials can impact the availability and cost of spices, posing challenges to the market.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the pure spices segment accounted for around 15.1% market share

On the basis of product type, the India spices market is segmented into pure spices and blended spices. The segment of pure spices in the market can be classified into various types including chili, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and others. Among these, turmeric holds the largest share in the market due to its wide usage as a flavoring and coloring agent in food. Moreover, the medicinal properties of turmeric, such as its pain reduction and antioxidant properties, are also driving the growth of the pure spices market. However, due to supply shortages, the prices of pure spices have increased in many markets, leading to a widening supply-demand gap.


  • In 2022, the veg curries segment dominated the market with around 37.8% revenue share

Based on the application, the India spices market is segmented into veg curries, meat and poultry products, snacks and convenience foods, bakery and confectionery, frozen foods, and others. Given that these dishes are considered staple foods in Indian households and are regularly prepared and consumed, particularly in the form of vegetarian curries served with rice or roti (chapati), it is not surprising that this category is experiencing rapid growth across India. The high demand for spices used in these dishes, which are integral to the cuisine and culture of India, is driving the accelerated growth of this category in the country's spice market.


  • In 2022, the packets segment held the largest share of around 65.7% in the market

Based on the form type, the India spices market is segmented into packets, sprinkler, and crusher. The packets segment holds the largest market share in the Indian spice market, primarily due to the availability of a wide range of quantities in packets. Spice manufacturers in India offer a variety of packet sizes, ranging from 10g, 25g, and 100g, to larger quantities like 1 kg, 5 kg, and 10 kg. The smaller packet sizes are usually targeted towards household consumers, while the larger quantities are designed for commercial use. Additionally, the sprinkler segment also holds a significant share in the market, as it is widely used as a seasoning element in various foods such as chicken, eggs, meat, pasta, noodles, and more.


Regional Segment Analysis of the India Spices Market

  • North India 
  • South India
  • West India
  • East India


South India dominated the market with the largest share, more than 38.5% in 2022.

South India has emerged as a dominant region in the Indian spice market. Known for its diverse cuisine and rich culinary heritage, South India has a high demand for spices in local as well as export markets. The region's favorable agro-climatic conditions, suitable for spice cultivation, and abundant availability of spices such as cardamom, black pepper, and cinnamon, have contributed to its dominance in the spice market. Additionally, the presence of established spice trading hubs, skilled labor, and a robust supply chain network in South India has further strengthened its position in the market.


Recent Developments

In January 2023, Badshah Masala has successfully completed its transaction with FMCG major Dabur, becoming a subsidiary of Dabur India Limited. Dabur has acquired a 51% stake in Badshah for Rs 587.52 crore, valuing the Badshah enterprise at Rs 1,152 crore. This marks Dabur's entry into the branded spices and seasoning market in India, which is estimated to be worth over Rs 25,000 crore. The remaining 49% stake will be acquired by Dabur after a period of five years. This acquisition has expanded Dabur's product portfolio and customer base, opening up new growth opportunities for the company.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the  India spices market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • DS Group (Catch)
  • Badshah Masala
  • Tata Sampann Spices
  • MTR Foods Pvt Ltd.
  • Mother's Recipe Spices
  • Aachi Spices & Foods Pvt Ltd
  • Patanjali Ayurved Limited
  • Eastern Condiments Private Limited
  • Mahashian Di Hatti Private Limited
  • Everest Food Products Pvt Ltd
  • Rajesh Masala
  • Pusp Masale


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the India spices market based on the below-mentioned segments:


India Spices Market, By Product Type

  • Pure Spices
  • Blended spices


India Spices Market, By Application

  • Veg Curries
  • Meat and Poultry Products
  • Snacks and Convenience Foods
  • Bakery and Confectionery
  • Frozen Foods
  • Others


India Spices Market, By Form

  • Packets
  • Sprinkler
  • Crusher


India Spices Market, Regional Analysis

  • North India
  • South India
  • West India
  • East India

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