Different sectors gradually replace the expanding sectors, as the growing sectors in 2000 differed from the increasing sectors in 2021. EV, Fintech, and other areas such as healthcare are expected to increase significantly by 2021. However, they will continue to expand, but 2022 will be a bright year for these four future-ready industries, as well as those emerging in India and other regions of the world.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Improvements in AI may contribute to improving the consumer experience, optimizing corporate processes, increasing revenue, and implementing revolutionary business models. After witnessing changes in the corporate sector and recognizing how AI may help, organizations have begun increasing investment in AI initiatives and even adopting an AI-first approach. Businesses are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) systems such as CRM, ERM, and others to manage operations, expand supply chains in response to real-time or predicted demand, and boost ROI and cost savings.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) research, India’s AI business would be worth $7.8 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 20.2 percent. The AI software segment will lead the market by the end of 2025, rising at a CAGR of 18.1% from $2.8 billion in 2020. Applications accounted for the majority of revenue in the software (AI) industry.
Drones have been around for a long time, but their application in a variety of sectors has only recently been examined in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. To guarantee that lockdowns were adequately enforced in April-May 2020, drones were deployed to clean towns, send alerts, and conduct continuous monitoring of areas.
The global drone market is estimated to reach $28.47 billion this year, according to BIS Research, with India accounting for around 4.25 percent of that total. Furthermore, India’s drone business is expected to reach $1.21 billion in CY2021. It is predicted to reach $1.81 billion by FY2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.61 percent, according to several reports.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
According to PR Newswire, the Indian IoT market would increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13.2 percent between 2020 and 2025. IoT use is increasing in India, but businesses are battling with legacy systems, communication protocols, and the high costs of large-scale IoT deployment. IoT vendors can help organisations with their digital transformation, including automation, by using their global knowledge and extensive variety of IoT products and services.
The market will benefit from growing IoT deployment in precision farming throughout the forecast period. Precision farming is the use of mapping tools, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, sensors, GPS, and many forms of data analytics software to tailor plant care. Global corporations such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems Inc., Google, Oracle Corporation, and others now dominate the IoT industry.
Semiconductor chip demand is expected to reach about $100 billion by 2025, up from $24 billion now, as technology such as IoT and 5G take off. Furthermore, the current geopolitical environment prioritises the security of crucial information infrastructure, making trustworthy semiconductor and display sources critical.
Currently, imports meet India’s semiconductor demand, which the government intends to change. As a result, the government of India incentivizes the value chain to make India economically self-sufficient and technologically sophisticated.
The government envisioned a comprehensive program to develop India’s semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem with a budget of around Rs 76,000 crores.
In terms of recent developments, the Government of India has devised a comprehensive programme to create a sustainable semiconductor and display ecosystem in the country in order to make India a global hub for electronic system design and manufacturing.
India has decided to create a “complete ecosystem” for semiconductors, including design, manufacturing, packaging, testing, and other services. The Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY) has asked 100 academics, R&D organizations, start-ups, and MSMEs to apply for the program’s Chips to Startup (C2S) initiative.
The index is down 13.3 percent year to date after shares of healthcare and pharmaceutical businesses slumped following the release of poor results for the December 2021 quarter. Heavyweights led the sell-off in pharma equities, with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories plunging 10.3 percent after its quarterly earnings failed to please investors. Shares in other pharmaceutical firms have been liquidated in large quantities.
As most local businesses have a sizable presence in both countries, the continuing Russia-Ukraine situation may in the future have an impact on the Indian pharmaceutical industry. The largest exports from India to Ukraine are pharmaceutical items. In reality, behind Germany and France, India is the third-largest exporter of medicines to Ukraine.
The information technology industry was the third to be most negatively impacted by the FII sell off in 2021. The BSE IT index has decreased 11.8 percent over the course of the year, slightly lagging the Sensex. Since the year’s commencement, IT stocks have been under pressure. This is true despite the fact that IT businesses are hiring like crazy and are overloaded with work.
50,000 new employees from India will be hired by Cognizant in 2022, up from 33,000 in 2021. In the first nine months of the fiscal year 2022, TCS hired 77,000 freshmen. The market, however, doesn’t like such high hiring rates since it affects these businesses’ profit margins (remember, salary growth in this sector has been unprecedented).
The Indian IT industry, which derives more than 30 to 40 percent of its income from Europe, has stated that the Russia-Ukraine issue has little bearing on its business activities there. As there is no direct presence in Ukraine, analysts claim that the crisis has not affected them. Let’s look at the sectors that performed well during the sell-off now that you are aware of which ones have taken a beating.
Due to steady housing prices and low mortgage rates during the epidemic, India’s real estate market held up well. Real estate equities, on the other hand, fell as investors lost confidence in the effects of higher interest rates. Mortgage rates would rise as interest rates rose, which would reduce demand.
Obviously, this would not be good for real estate stock prices. The BSE Realty Index decreased by 19.5 percent as a consequence. The real estate market in India is now experiencing a robust growth in demand; therefore, this decline appears to be transitory. The momentum is anticipated to continue for the remainder of the year. The general market prognosis for the real estate sector is positive, from commercial real estate to the residential market.