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Faster Shopping: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

In 2017, consumers are impatient. The digital world has schooled more of them into becoming so-called “IWWIWWIWI” — “I want what I want when I want it” — consumers, impulsive and in pursuit of immediate gratification. They want services yesterday and real-time virtual dialogue with their brands. Ordering in advance is no longer enough. Brands […]
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Argentina: Progressive Policies will Enhance Argentina’s Economic Prospects

Since taking office in December 2015, President Mauricio Macri has taken a number of steps to eliminate protectionist practices that have undermined Argentina’s growth potential for years. Immediately after taking office, the government scrapped currency controls and allowed the peso to freely float. Although this has weakened the peso considerably, in the long run, it will help […]
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Why Business Dynamics Insights Matter for Business Strategy

A clear understanding of a business’ operating environment is vital for minimising risks and maximising commercial potential in any investment destination. This process involves answering a number of questions in relation to the regulatory burden, corruption, political stability, physical infrastructure and labour force and there’s a challenge between risk and operation costs. The most expensive […]
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The End of Sanctions Marks a New Beginning for Iran

Euromonitor International’s Iran Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on one of the Middle East’s largest and most promising economies. The intensification of the international sanctions over Iran in 2012 and the fall in oil prices since mid-2014 took a toll on the Iranian economy. However, short-term relief from sanctions and rise in private […]
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New Strategy Briefing: Households and Gender

Gender has a major impact on the household, whether in terms of aesthetics, demands or roles acquired by its residents. However, as gender roles and characteristics evolve, predicting or assuming household behavioral patterns based on gender becomes a difficult proposition. Euromonitor’s newly released Strategy Briefing – Households and Gender – aims to identify the major shifts in gender within the household and their impact on brands, marketing and […]
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Gender and Households Trends

The proportion of female household heads globally is growing, as are female disposable incomes. This is creating a newly-empowered generation of female consumers in the household. Meanwhile, men are becoming more involved in the home than ever before, as gender roles blur. In this podcast, we discuss some of the primary trends surrounding gender and […]
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Economy, Finance and Trade Vietnam: Asia Pacific’s Next Manufacturing Hub

Euromonitor International’s Vietnam Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and fastest growing emerging markets. Low labour costs when compared to regional peers such as China and Thailand have supported the growth of Vietnam as a manufacturing base and a major electronics exporter in the region. Furthermore, Vietnam has a young population with a bourgeoning middle […]
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Canada Consumer Trends, Q2 2017

High levels of health & wellness consciousness shape consumer, regulatory trends Attitudes about health and well-being are currently central to Canadian consumption patterns. The idea of “healthy” food has shifted in recent years away from simply meaning low in calories, fat or sugar, to also focus on nutrition, production process, and ingredients. According to […]
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Extraordinary: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

We have reached a point when mass-produced items have lost some of their shine. The internet is enabling consumers to purchase and discuss the “long tail” — unique, customised and exotic products and services; these “extraordinary consumers” are grabbing some of the limelight and spelling out their needs. Extraordinary consumers fall into “atypical” consumer categories […]
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New Data on Households: Number of Children, Rent Index, Dwelling Size, and More

Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the addition of a host of new data to the Households page. The new indicators include household by number of children, households by size of dwelling (in terms of square metres), households by construction material of outer walls, new house price indices, housing stock by year of construction, households by main source of drinking water, and households by main type of fuel used for cooking. These fresh data series add further depth to the analysis of households globally, helping […]
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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy: Is South Korea Home to the ‘Smartest’ Cities in the World?

Hyper-connectedness has emerged as one of six key long-term themes shaping the world’s cities in a strategy briefing Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy. No other major city globally is permeated with technology to the extent that Seoul is. Moreover, the latter is not a standalone example of tech savviness in the country: all 11 South Korean […]
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Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged younger consumers from jumping on the […]
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Top 5 Countries with the Biggest Rise in Urban Population

In the period through to 2030, the top five countries with the biggest urban population expansion, in absolute numbers, are expected to be China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. Rapid urbanisation boosts economic development and consumer spending growth, as urban consumers enjoy greater purchasing power and are easier to reach than their rural counterparts. Urbanisation is often accompanied by the transition to smaller households and new […]
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South Africa Will Continue to Face Headwinds in 2017

Euromonitor International’s South Africa Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa’s most industrialised economy that is currently experiencing economic and political mayhem. The nation’s sovereign status was downgraded to ‘junk’ by the credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch in April 2017, which could lead to heightened capital outflows, reduced investor confidence, job cuts and […]
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Spotting Opportunities in Brazil at Times of Economic Recession

Brazil’s economic recession and socio-political turmoil is the story of a major emerging market in crisis, with implications for many consumer goods companies. In the face of rising unemployment and falling wages, compounded with rising inflation and currency depreciation, consumer expenditure per household fell by 9.3% between 2014 (the year Brazil’s economic recession began in its earnest) and 2016. As well as spending less, Brazilian households […]
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Conundrum of Higher Education Funding: Public, Private or Other?

Funding higher education is no easy task; usually the choice is made between increasing already overstretched public budget allocations or raising politically unpopular tuition fees. Countries may choose different financing models, but most successful higher education institutions supplement their financing sources with research and development and medical services revenues. Although, due to ageing societies, government budgets in developed countries tend to […]
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Consumers in Training: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

Today’s family demands are launching youngsters into consumption at an earlier stage. Typical factors include parents struggling with work / life balance and a consequent greater consumer reach for paid-for convenience, extended online time for all and youngsters staying in the home, often into their 20s and beyond. This reality empowers children with greater agency […]
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Business Dynamics Croatia: Continued Steadfast Reforms Will Further Improve Business Landscape

Euromonitor International’s Croatia Business Dynamics Country Briefing focuses on the nation that became the newest European Union (EU) member in July 2013. Since joining the EU, Croatia has received significant funding from the European Commission (EC), enabling the government to carry out major restructuring that is crucial to enhance the country’s business landscape. Red tape, difficulty […]
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Australia: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In recent years, consumers have remained relatively optimistic, at least in their long-term view, reflected by continued growth in spending. However, more recently the volatile Australian dollar has prompted uncertainty and high household debt levels have dampened the willingness to spend in many households. High housing prices remain a concern, threatening to price many first-time […]
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China Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model China’s GDP growth, consumer confidence and other indicators of economic activity were somewhat better than expected in the first quarter of 2017. Therefore, we have upgraded our outlook, with GDP forecast to rise by 6.6% in 2017 and 6.1% in 2018. In its March 2017 National People’s Congress, the government […]
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India’s Consumer Market Potential Is Constrained by Rising Inequality and Weak Purchasing Power

Euromonitor International’s Income and Expenditure: India Country Briefing highlights the fact that India’s robust economic expansion had supported income and spending growth during the period of 2011-2016. Nevertheless, the country’s per household income and expenditure levels are still below the averages for the Asia Pacific region. Income inequality in India is also relatively high by […]
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