According to this press release, within 5 years people will buy 154,000,000,000 packs of ramen annually. That’s enough for about 31 packs per person annually, which is probably how much I eat per year these days. I’ll give you the obligatory that that’s enough ramen bricks to stack them to the moon and more than 9 times (given average lunar distance and ramen brick thickness).
As I read the report more, I realized that the press release is a really a link to a full analysis of the ramen market. This is why you go to Wharton everyone.
The research report titled “Instant Noodles: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the instant noodles markets, impact of recession, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants.
Unfortunately the CBOT does not currently trade ramen futures.