Traditional Radio Advertising - India

  • India
  • Ad spending in the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India is forecasted to reach €0.60bn in 2024.
  • The ad spending is anticipated to demonstrate an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 5.66%, leading to a projected market volume of €0.79bn by 2029.
  • Within the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India, the number of listeners is projected to reach 0.7bn users by 2029.
  • The average ad spending per radio listener in the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India is expected to be €0.96 in 2024.
  • Traditional radio advertising in India is seeing a resurgence in popularity among local businesses seeking cost-effective ways to reach a wide audience.

Key regions: Australia, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Europe

Comparaison de régions

Analyst Opinion

The Traditional Radio Advertising market in India has been experiencing significant growth in recent years.

Customer preferences:
One of the main reasons for this growth is the strong preference for radio among the Indian population. Radio has long been a popular medium in India, with a large number of people tuning in to their favorite stations for news, entertainment, and music. This preference for radio has created a fertile ground for advertisers to reach a wide audience through traditional radio advertising.

Trends in the market:
In addition to the strong customer preference for radio, there are several other trends that have contributed to the growth of the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India. One of these trends is the increasing number of radio stations in the country. Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of FM radio stations, both in urban and rural areas. This has led to a greater availability of advertising inventory, providing advertisers with more opportunities to reach their target audience. Another trend in the market is the rise of regional and local radio stations. These stations cater to specific regions or communities, allowing advertisers to tailor their messages to a more targeted audience. This has been particularly beneficial for businesses that operate in specific regions and want to reach local consumers.

Local special circumstances:
India is a diverse country with multiple languages and cultures. This diversity is reflected in the radio industry, with stations broadcasting in various regional languages. Advertisers can take advantage of this diversity by creating advertisements that are tailored to specific regions and languages. This localized approach can help businesses connect with their target audience on a deeper level, leading to more effective advertising campaigns.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The growth of the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India can also be attributed to the country's strong economic growth. As the Indian economy continues to expand, more businesses are looking for effective ways to reach consumers and promote their products or services. Traditional radio advertising offers a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes, allowing them to reach a wide audience without breaking the bank. Furthermore, the increasing urbanization in India has also contributed to the growth of the Traditional Radio Advertising market. As more people move to cities, the demand for radio, especially during commuting hours, has increased. This has created a captive audience for advertisers, making radio an attractive medium for reaching consumers. In conclusion, the Traditional Radio Advertising market in India is experiencing significant growth due to strong customer preferences for radio, the increasing number of radio stations, the rise of regional and local stations, the country's diverse language and cultural landscape, as well as the underlying macroeconomic factors of strong economic growth and increasing urbanization. These factors combined have created a favorable environment for advertisers to reach a wide and engaged audience through traditional radio advertising.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses enterprises (B2B). Figures are based on traditional radio advertising spending and exclude agency commissions, rebates, production costs, and taxes. The market covers advertising spending in broadcasting programs on terrestrial radio stations or networks.

Modeling approach:

Market size is determined by a combined top-down and bottom-up approach. We use industry association reports, third-party reports, and survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights Global Survey) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as GDP, population, media consumption, internet users, and consumer spending.


We use a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the market. For instance, the S-curve function is well suited to forecast digital products due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption, whereas exponential trend smoothing (ETS) is more suited for projecting steady growth in traditional advertising markets.

Additional notes:

Data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change.

Vue d’ensemble

  • Ad Spending
  • Analyst Opinion
  • Reach
  • Demographics
  • Global Comparison
  • Methodology
  • Key Market Indicators
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