December 3rd, 2015
Global consumer expenditure growth is expected to accelerate to 3.0% year-on-year in real terms in 2016 from 2.3% in 2015, largely on account of recovery in key emerging markets. Yet, compared to the period prior to 2015, emerging and developing economies are entering an era of slow growth.
December 2nd, 2015
While coal demand in Europe and North America is declining, Asian countries – including China, India and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – are the main driving force of global coal demand growth thanks to their economic expansion as well as their large (and growing) populations.
November 29th, 2015
The Association of Southeastern Asian Nations, or ASEAN, still faces challenges – but with those challenges come opportunities. The ASEAN is divided into two tiers, with the first tier composed of nations with a strong consumption basis and more developed retail landscapes. The second tier is composed of countries without a large middle class […]
November 28th, 2015
With an expanding middle class with rising disposable income and Latin America’s second largest consumer market (behind Brazil), Mexico offers a potentially significant market for international consumer goods companies, as highlighted by Euromonitor International’s Income and Expenditure Mexico Country Briefing. However, income inequality in the country is high and is expected to remain elevated in […]
November 24th, 2015
http://traffic.libsyn.com/euromonitor/Commodities-Roundup-November-2015.mp3 In this edition of the commodities roundup, An Hodgson discusses the global energy market, metals and soft commodities. Energy Market Energy prices rose for the first time in five months in October, driven by high crude oil prices. On the other hand, natural gas and coal continue to decline in price in October. Oil […]
November 14th, 2015
Despite the fact that the Brazilian economy is mired in recession and the government in crisis, Brazil remains an attractive consumer market with Latin America’s highest level of total consumer expenditure and a burgeoning middle class. However, it can be challenging for companies to effectively reach the country’s 200+ million consumers and unlock the opportunities this […]
November 7th, 2015
This podcast covers the commodities market for the month of September 2015. Decreased oil production in September of 2015 led to rising crude oil prices, but energy prices remain subdued for the month. Metal prices rose for the first time in four months because of higher prices of aluminum, copper and iron ore. In soft […]
September 22nd, 2015
Our recent webinar on “Understanding the ASEAN Consumer” explored the diversities and similarities in consumer income and spending patterns across the ASEAN, with detailed examination of the four largest markets in terms of total consumer expenditure (Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia). The webinar went on to assess the key challenges and opportunities that these […]
September 20th, 2015
The rise of the middle class in emerging markets has captured the enthusiasm of global businesses, especially in the context of weak demand growth from developed economies. In targeting emerging middle class consumers, the most successful companies are those which can fully assess the middle class potential in prospective markets. For the long-term period through […]
September 17th, 2015
Listen as MP3 August was another volatile month for commodities, with falling prices for oil, metal and agricultural prices. These falling prices are good news for consumers as it boosts their purchasing power and household disposable income, but as commodity prices continue to slide, deflation may follow.