Home / Eat&Drink / Vietnam Slurped Down Nearly 5bn Packets of Instant Noodles in 2016: Report
inVietnam Viet Nam Travel Guide App

Vietnam Slurped Down Nearly 5bn Packets of Instant Noodles in 2016: Report

Is Vietnam’s addiction to instant noodles on the way out?

After a decline over the past five years, Vietnam’s instant noodles sales rose to 4.92 billion packets last year, according to the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA), as reported by Dan Tri.

Statistics from past years showed that the country was gradually weaning off its dependence on processed noodles: Vietnam consumed 5.2 billion packets in 2013, 5 billion in 2014 and 4.8 billion in 2015, VietnamNet shares. Instant noodle consumption is falling globally and according to Kajiwara Junichi, general director of CP Acecook Vietnam, the Vietnamese instant noodle market has declined thanks to availability of new kinds of instant food.

WINA attributed last year’s modest sales rebound in Vietnam to a wider range of instant noodle choices, but industry insiders aren’t optimistic about long-term growth. Between Acecook Vietnam, Masan Consumer and Asia Foods, the companies that account for 70% of Vietnam’s instant noodle market share, only Acecook has seen a modest sign of recovery.

While these figures may seem positive to health-conscious locals, the report didn’t specify exactly which “new kind of instant food” is gaining popularity among Vietnamese. Therefore, it’s entirely possible that the country is just weaning off its instant noodle addiction by getting hooked on another form of processed meal.

Vietnam is the fourth-largest consumer of instant noodles in the world, after China, Indonesia and Japan. Average personal consumption was the second-highest in the world in 2016 after South Korea, with each person in Vietnam eating 55 packs a year.

[Photo via Flickr user Su-lin]

Related Articles:

– [Video] Watch This Japanese Competitive Eater Wolf Down 5kg of Vietnamese Instant Noodles

– [Video] Instant Noodle Commercial Outtakes Make for an Incredible Short Film

– Cup Noodle to Release ‘Luxury’ Shark Fin, Softshell Turtle Flavors in Japan

inSaiGon Sai Gon in your pocket ! Source

inVietnam Viet Nam Travel Guide App

Check Also

Massive Music and Arts Festival Expands in Vietnam

People in Vietnam love to complain about the lack of live international music here, with …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *