New Delhi: Gitanjali Gems, Titan and PC Jeweller were the three Indian companies to be named in a list of top 50 luxury goods firms globally. While the list was topped by France-based Louis Vuitton, Gitanjali Gems was ranked 30th, followed by Titan Company (31st) and PC Jeweller (44th). Among the top 10 companies globally in the fourth annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report - titled 'The new luxury consumer', three were luxury conglomerates participating in multiple sectors of the luxury good market. The fourth annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report examines and lists the 100 largest luxury goods companies globally, based on publicly available data for consolidated sales of luxury goods in 2014 -2015.
- Three Indian companies in list of world's top 50 luxury goods firms
- Gitanjali Gems ranked 30th in Global Powers of Luxury Goods list
- Other two Indian companies in list were Titan Company, PC Jeweller
The top three companies were LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton SA (Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Emilio Pucci, DonnaKaran, TAGHeuer), Compaigne Financiere Richemont SA (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc, Chloe) and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc (Estee Lauder, M.A.C., Aramis, Clinique, Aveda, Jo Malone).
On the economic outlook of luxury market in India and the potential impact it may have on brands, a Deloitte India spokesperson said: "A rapidly rising urban middle class with increasing disposable income is expected to drive sales of luxury goods. The demand for luxury goods is expected to remain strong, and India remains the bright spot among Asian and BRIC countries, despite the tax on luxury goods."
Emerging consumer markets continue to drive luxury market growth. In China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, that are categorised as emerging luxury markets, 70 per cent of consumers claimed to have increased their spending in the last five years as compared to 53 per cent in the more mature markets (the EU, the US and Japan).
The report noted that the world's 100 largest luxury goods companies generated sales of $212 billion in 2014-15. The average luxury goods annual sales for a top 100 company stood at $2.1 billion.