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Noodles market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the noodles category within the packaged food industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our noodles market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of noodles?
  • What are the major brands in noodles?
  • Are consumers in emerging markets moving from unpackaged to packaged noodles?
  • As consumers increasingly demand convenience, how will this impact sales for instant noodles?

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Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Confectionery, Ice Cream, Sauces, Dressings and Condiments

This third part of Nestlé SA’s global profile provides detailed analysis of the company’s largest core categories which least serve its wellness credentials. It highlights the company’s take on wellness and nutrition, which is not to streamline its ...

Apr 2015 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Noodles in Slovenia

Noodles have a long tradition in Slovenia and many people, mostly in rural areas, still make them at home. However, with the increasingly hectic lifestyles in Slovenia the demand for quickly prepared and on-the-go products is increasing, driving ...

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Noodles in Vietnam

The food scandal occurred in 2013 which made a significant impact on noodles, especially plain noodles. Unbranded fresh noodles, widely sold in wet markets, were found contaminated with hazardous substances such as oxalic acid and tinopal. As a ...

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Noodles in Serbia

Noodles products only appeared in Serbia in 2005. Being such an immature category, it is only natural that it is very underdeveloped. This is backed up by the fact that only plain noodles had significant sales in 2014. However, other products are ...

Apr 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Romania

Noodles achieved 3% current value growth and 2% retail volume growth in 2014, reaching value sales of RON14.8 million and volume sales of 540 tonnes.

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Noodles in Lithuania

Per capita consumption of noodles in Lithuania is growing. The major driving factors behind this are the increasing convenience trend and growing product variety. The performance of noodles in Lithuania still remains dependent on instant noodles, as ...

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Noodles in Latvia

Noodles showed robust growth in 2014, mainly due to the growing demand for different types of more sophisticated plain noodles and new product launches. The strengthening of consumer purchasing power, followed by increasing confidence about the ...

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Noodles in Hong Kong, China

The government’s healthy living campaigns during 2014 further raised consumers’ health consciousness. Therefore, consumers were more cautious about their nutritional intake, and increasingly inclined to ensure it aligned with the advised standards. ...

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Noodles in Indonesia

People today have very busy lifestyles, living in big cities that are very crowded, so they tend to choose foods that are quick, practical and tasty. Instant noodles became one of the alternative foods that do not require a long time to prepare. ...

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Noodles in Russia

Noodles registered retail value growth of 6% in 2014 as demand for noodles remained stable. The category also registered negligible retail volume growth in 2014. In order to maintain demand, manufacturers offered packs of noodles with increased net ...

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Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Baby Food and Dairy

This second part of the global Nestlé SA profile covers the company’s operations most associated with health and wellness, and introduces Nestlé’s presence, opportunities and challenges in these market categories. Nestlé should strengthen its ...

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Country Report

Noodles in Tunisia

Although noodles remains a niche category, only capturing sales of TND16 million, there was healthy growth in 2014, at 10% and 3% in retail value and volume terms respectively. Value growth was mainly driven by rising unit prices, whilst retail ...

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Noodles in Belarus

The performance of noodles in Belarus continued to suffer from an unhealthy image. There is a perception among some Belarusian consumers that noodles has very little nutritional value. In recent years, this perception became more entrenched as health...

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Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Business Priorities

This profile of Nestlé SA is published in three parts. The first part covers the company’s key strategic objectives and challenges, and its global packaged food market assessment. Given Nestlé’s wide-ranging global packaged food operations, the group...

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Unilever Group in Packaged Food

In recent years, Unilever has disposed of several of its food brands, including Bertolli, Ragu and Slim Fast, prompting speculation that it could be preparing for the sales of its Foods business. While the recent divestments have improved Unilever’s ...

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Noodles in Ukraine

Economical consumption was the key trend in 2014 for noodles, with increasing share of lower priced brands and products. In the unstable economic conditions, the purchasing power of the majority of consumers in Ukraine decreased, while unit prices ...

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Noodles in India

The noodle category has been growing over the last few years at a commendable pace and the growth is attributed to various factors like working couples, time poverty, increasing disposable income and the desire of the younger generation to try ...

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Noodles in Sweden

Noodles have for a long time been viewed as food for students or Swedes with a limited food budget. In recent years, these food products have also been considered rather unhealthy with the support of low carbohydrate diets, and noodles are also ...

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Noodles in Turkey

In 2014, noodles experienced enormous current value growth of 208%. The main and most important factor underlying growth in 2014 was the penetration of Nissin Yildiz Gida San ve Tic AS into the category, with an aggressive sales strategy implemented ...

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Noodles in Bulgaria

Noodles is the smallest category in packaged food. Although they have been present in Bulgaria for a while, noodles products have failed to catch on with local consumers. The reasons for this are varied. Noodles do not fit in well with local food ...

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Noodles in Kazakhstan

Noodles saw a 4% increase in volume terms in 2014 for several reasons. Due to busy lifestyles in Kazakhstan, especially in large cities, consumers demanded fast and easy ways to prepare dishes. Moreover, in the north of Kazakhstan strong demand from ...

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Noodles in Macedonia

Noodles achieved 5% current value growth and 2% retail volume growth, reaching retail value sales of MKD39 million and volume sales of 212 tonnes in 2014.

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Noodles in Uzbekistan

Noodles is not a traditional type of meal in Uzbekistan, yet during the review period it quickly gained popularity with families and households looking for convenient and fast meal solutions. Noodles products are always affordable, and consumers are ...

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Noodles in Azerbaijan

Retail volume sales in 2014 were bolstered by continued appreciation of the convenience of noodles among consumers leading increasingly busy lifestyles. Modest economic improvements, urbanisation and busier lifestyles strengthen the demand for ...

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Noodles in Croatia

Despite a cooling of prices and some additional reductions in 2014, noodles is still largely ignored by consumers. Although noodles performed quite well when first entering the country, the category’s extremely high prices made it impossible to gain ...

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Noodles in Norway

The development of the noodles category in Norway follows closely the Asian cuisine trend. Asian food has been popular in Norway for a couple of decades, and Chinese, Indian and Japanese sushi have been the trendy foods to enjoy when eating out. What...

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Noodles in Pakistan

Noodles are not a traditional food in Pakistani cuisine. Over the last decade or so, however, their popularity has grown steadily to the point where they are now regularly included on weekly grocery shopping lists in many Pakistani households, ...

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Noodles in the Philippines

In 2014, sales of noodles in the Philippines continued to grow in volume and value terms. Increasingly penetrating noodles in the Philippines are Asian-inspired speciality flavours, not just from the Philippines but from neighbouring Asian countries ...

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Noodles in South Africa

The rising number of women working coupled with longer working hours, is fuelling growth of convenience foods, including noodles. Although the category is slowly approaching maturity, positive growth continued in 2014 driven by strong manufacturer ...

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Noodles in Slovakia

Volume sales of noodles declined in 2014 due to strengthening competition from substitutive pasta products and the slowly declining trend of cooking at home as consumers increasingly preferred to dine out. This was also related to the slowly ...

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Noodles in Taiwan

The decline in retail volume sales of noodles in 2014 was mainly due to falling demand for instant noodles, the dominant product type. Demand for instant noodles was undermined by rising health awareness among Taiwanese consumers, as these products ...

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Noodles in Belgium

Products in the noodles category are increasingly becoming seen as fashionable staple/nutrition goods. This is a result of several key factors. For example, the economic uncertainty left by the financial crisis has led Belgian consumers to become ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Spain

As with more mature markets in Europe, demand for noodles in Spain is driven by trends towards convenience, ethnic cuisine and eating at work. However, a crucial recent development within the overall noodles category in Spain is the progressive ...

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Noodles in Portugal

Portuguese consumers are generally unfamiliar with noodles. Noodles have never been very popular in the Portuguese market, as local consumers show a significant preference for rice and pasta. However, they are showing increased interest in Asian ...

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Noodles in China

Representing 73% of retail value sales in 2014, instant noodles dominates overall noodles. Already strong sales and a huge consumer base resulted in growing maturity in this product area towards the end of the review period, however, with retail ...

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Noodles in Germany

German consumers are becoming increasingly health-conscious and worried about the additives contained in food. According to a leading industry source, Knorr’s “Natürlich ohne” (naturally without) label sets a standard in highly processed foods to ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Japan

Noodles increased by 2% in current value terms in 2014, reaching ¥1.1 trillion, due to the convenience for cooking. Noodles can be quickly cooked in a few minutes and this makes them easy to prepare a meal for lunch and dinner. Noodles are strongly ...

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Noodles in Egypt

Noodles benefits from offering an affordable meal option that requires a minimal amount of preparation. Consumers are therefore attracted to the convenience and speed of preparation offered by the products. However, this popularity has been ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in the Netherlands

Noodles is expected to see healthy growth as a result of an increase in interest in Asian foods. Noodles will be a growing category in 2014 as Asian food is popular. This type of cuisine is viewed as exotic, relatively healthy and full of flavour. In...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Austria

Noodles in Austria was influenced by several trends in 2014, the most important of which was the rising demand for all packaged food products which offer consumers convenience. The increasingly busy lifestyles being led by Austrian consumers continue...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Greece

Greek consumers are generally unfamiliar with noodles. Compared to other Western European countries, noodles have never been very popular in Greece, with local consumers having a significant preference for pasta. Sales of noodles were increasing in ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Algeria

Demand for noodles remained very limited in Algeria, with only instant noodles recording sales of significant volume and value. Thus, noodles in Algeria recorded growth rates of 12% in volume terms and 20% in value terms to reach of 400 tonnes and ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Israel

There is a shift away from wheat-based noodles to alternatives, such as rice and beans, due to the growing influence of Asian cuisine, spurred by television cooking shows and widespread foodservice. Another factor contributing to the shift are health...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Peru

Given the fact that Peruvian consumers living in urban areas have busier lifestyles they are progressively turning more to products that ease the cooking task or require less preparation time. Noodles represent one of the favoured products for a ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Italy

Major retailers are allocating increasingly more space to noodles, although this remains a niche product within what Italians consider “ethnic” food. Selection shows cups/bowl instant noodles sitting next to pouch instant noodles, as consumers seem ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in France

The success story of noodles continued in 2014 by virtue of at least two major factors. First, French consumers are increasingly open to foreign cuisine, particularly Asian cooking, while “Tex Mex” is becoming mature. Chinese and mainly Japanese ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Iran

Noodles were only introduced to Iranian consumers very recently, although they have quickly gained a strong following as all of the products in the category represent a cheaper and faster alternative to the more traditional staple carbohydrate of ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Dominican Republic

Once primarily dependent on agriculture, in recent years the Dominican economy has become more reliant on technology-oriented and service-based industries, including tourism. This shift has resulted in increasingly busy lifestyles, which has in turn ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Costa Rica

Given the increased interest in convenient instant meals, manufacturers and distributors have started to apply further levels of segmentation, in order to fulfil the constantly changing demands for such products from loyal consumers, while aiming to ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in Bolivia

Current social and economic changes are forcing Bolivian consumers to choose food products that are considered convenient. More women in the workforce and increasing working hours are favouring sales of products like noodles in Bolivia in 2014. In ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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