Indian Onion Powder Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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Onion powder is prepared commercially using raw onions by dehydrating, freeze-drying, vacuum-shelf drying and flow drying. It comprises of many vital nutrients like carbohydrate, fiber, protein, cholesterol, vitamin B-6 and C, manganese, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. In addition to this, onion powder is less pungent in taste but its concentrated disposition makes it last for a prolonged time span. Onion powder is widely used in India for several culinary purposes owing to its advantages such as long-shelf life, easy transportation, wide availability and insignificant calorie count. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Indian Onion Powder Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the Indian onion powder market reached a volume of 11,670 Tons in 2017.

On account of rapid urbanisation, hectic schedules and rising working population, the demand for onion powder is witnessing a tremendous growth, particularly in India. In order to save time, consumers are not willing to indulge in difficult cooking procedures such as chopping onions. Apart from this, food processing represents one of the largest sectors in India which is bolstering the demand for onion powder. Moreover, onion powder is used in ready-to-eat food products, like packaged soups, sauces, oats, noodles, pasta, frozen food and instant mixes. Further, onion powder is used in seasonings, dry rubs, marinades and condiments for preparing appetisers, seafood and meat. Looking forward, the market volume is anticipated to 16,540 Tons by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6% during 2018-2023.

onion powder market size in India

Market Summary:

  • Based on packaging, the market has been segmented as bulk packaging and pouches. Currently, bulk packaging dominates the market, holding the largest share.
  • On the basis of application, food processing represents the largest segment, followed by the healthcare segment.  
  • Based on end-use, the market is segregated as commercial and residential. Amongst these, commercial exhibits a clear dominance in the Indian onion powder market.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Others. Amongst these, Gujarat is the leading market, accounting for the majority of the market share.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Jain Irrigation Systems Pvt. Ltd, Kings Dehydration, Gujarat Dehyd Foods Ltd., Gujarat Agro Exports Ltd., etc.


This report provides a deep insight into the Indian onion powder industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the Indian onion powder industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the Indian onion powder market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the major application segments in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the key end-use segment in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the major packaging segments in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the price trends of onion powder?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What is the structure of the Indian onion powder industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the Indian onion powder industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • How is onion powder manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for onion powder?
  • What are the transportation requirements for onion powder?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for an onion powder manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    India: Onion Powder Market
    5.1    Dehydrated Onion Market
        5.1.1    Market Overview
        5.1.2    Market Performance
        5.1.3    Market Breakup by Product Type
        5.1.4    Market Forecast
    5.2    Onion Powder Market
        5.2.1    Market Overview
        5.2.2    Market Performance
            5.2.2.1    Volume Trends
            5.2.2.2    Value Trends
        5.2.3    Price Trends
            5.2.3.1    Key Price Indicators
            5.2.3.2    Current and Historical Price Trends
            5.2.3.3    Price Forecast
        5.2.4    Market Breakup by Region
        5.2.5    Market Breakup by End-Use Sector
        5.2.6    Market Breakup by Application
        5.2.7    Market Breakup by Packaging
        5.2.8    Market Forecast
        5.2.9    Trade Data
            5.2.9.1    Import Trends
            5.2.9.2    Export Trends
    5.3    SWOT Analysis
        5.3.1    Strengths
        5.3.2    Weaknesses
        5.3.3    Opportunities
        5.3.4    Threats
    5.4    Value Chain Analysis
    5.5    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.5.1    Overview
        5.5.2    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.5.3    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.5.4    Degree of Competition
        5.5.5    Threat of Substitutes
        5.5.6    Threat of New Entrants
    5.6    Potential Buyers of Onion Powder in India
    5.7    Major Raw Material (Onion) Suppliers in India
    5.8    Quality Standards for Onion Powder in India
    5.9    Key Success and Risk Factors
6    Market Performance by Region
    6.1    Gujarat
    6.2    Maharashtra
    6.3    Madhya Pradesh
    6.4    Rajasthan
    6.5    Others
7    Market Performance by End-Use Sector
    7.1    Commercial
    7.2    Residential
8    Market Performance by Application
    8.1    Food Processing
    8.2    Healthcare
9    Market Performance by Packaging
    9.1    Bulk Packaging
    9.2    Pouches
10    Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Competitive Structure
    10.2    Key Players
11    Processing and Manufacturing of Onion Powder
    11.1    Product Overview
    11.2    Detailed Process Flow
    11.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    11.4    Conversion Rate of Feedstock
12    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    12.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    12.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    12.3    Plant Layout
    12.4    Plant Machinery
    12.5    Machinery Pictures
    12.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    12.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    12.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    12.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    12.10    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    12.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    12.12    Other Capital Investments
13    Loans and Financial Assistance
14    Project Economics

    14.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    14.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    14.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of Supply Chain
    14.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    14.5    Income Projections
    14.6    Expenditure Projections
    14.7    Financial Analysis
    14.8    Profit Analysis

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Onion Powder Production: Key Industry Highlights
Figure 2: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: India: Dehydrated Onion: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 4: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Production Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 5: India: Onion Powder Market: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 6: India: Onion Powder Market: Production Value (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 7: India: Onion Powder Market: Price Structure Analysis (in US$/Ton)
Figure 8: India: Onion Powder Market: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 9: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2018-2023
Figure 10: India: Onion Powder Production: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 11: India: Onion Powder Production: Breakup by End-Use Sector (in %), 2017
Figure 12: India: Onion Powder Production: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 13: India: Onion Powder Production: Breakup by Packaging (in %), 2017
Figure 14: India: Onion Powder Market: Production Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 15: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Production Value (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 16: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 17: Nepal: Dehydrated Onion Imports (from India) Market: Volume Trends (in Tons), 2011 and 2017
Figure 18: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 19: Germany and United Kingdom: Dehydrated Onion Export (from India) Market: Volume Trend (in Tons), 2009-2017
Figure 20: Onion Powder Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 21: Onion Powder Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 22: Global: Onion Powder Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 23: India: Onion Powder Market in Gujarat: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 24: India: Onion Powder Market in Maharashtra: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 25: India: Onion Powder Market in Madhya Pradesh: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 26: India: Onion Powder Market in Rajasthan: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 27: India: Onion Powder Market in Other States: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 28: India: Onion Powder Market in Commercial Sector: Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 29: India: Onion Powder Market in Residential Sector: Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 30: India: Onion Powder Market in Food Processing: Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 31: India: Onion Powder Market in Healthcare Sector: Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 32: India: Onion Powder Market (in Bulk Packaging): Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 33: India: Onion Powder Market (in Pouches): Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 and 2023
Figure 34: Manufacturing Process of Onion Powder: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 35: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
Figure 36: Onion Powder Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 37: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 38: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 39: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Margins Across Various Level of Supply Chain
 Figure 40: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Production Costs (in %)

List of Tables

Table 1: India: Onion Powder Production Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: India: Onion Powder Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Import Data of Major Countries, 2017
Table 4: India: Dehydrated Onion Market: Export Data of Major Countries, 2017
Table 5: India: Onion Powder Market: Major Buyers, 2017
Table 6: India: Onion Powder Market: Major Raw Material (Onion) Suppliers, 2017
Table 7: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Production Breakup by Region (in ‘000 Tons), 2018 - 2023
Table 8: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use Sector (in ‘000 Tons), 2018 - 2023
Table 9: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in ‘000 Tons), 2018 - 2023
Table 10: India: Onion Powder Market Forecast: Breakup by Packaging (in ‘000 Tons), 2018 - 2023
Table 11: Global: Onion Powder Market: Market Structure
Table 12: India: Onion Powder Market: Key Manufacturers, 2017
Table 13: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 14: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 15: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)
Table 16: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day) and Expenditures (in US$/Ton)
Table 17: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Utility Requirements and Expenditures
Table 18: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 19: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 20: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 21: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 22: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 23: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Taxation (in US$)
Table 24: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Depreciation (in US$)
Table 25: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 26: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 27: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 28: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 29: Onion Powder Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account


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