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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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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy

By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will reside in cities. Cities are diverse in nature and can often tell you more about a target market than country-level analysis. Understanding city level data and developments helps businesses to prioritise cities offering the most attractive environment for investment based on economic growth, demographics, consumer preferences and […]
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Consequences of Rapid Urbanisation on Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are being reshaped by newly adopted trends and consumption behaviours, as newly urbanised households gain access to a variety of retail and commercial services available in cities. Countries such as Nigeria and China are witnessing unprecedented speed of city development. Opportunities in these markets lie for household goods and services retailers that cater […]
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Households Insights: Size and Segmentation

One of the major issues that the Households page attempts to analyse is that of size and segmentation – a vital indicator for understanding local market conditions. What will the dominant profile look like in 2030? Or how does household size change consumer behavioural patterns? The “Why Households Matter for Business Strategy” strategy briefing attempts […]
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United Kingdom: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

Despite the uncertainty brought about by the Brexit vote, consumer spending has continued at a robust pace, although many observers believe that households will soon tighten their belts as a result of projected price rises, particularly for food. Younger consumers still face a number of financial challenges, including rising house prices and the burden of […]
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Eurozone Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have upgraded our outlook for the Eurozone since February, with GDP growth forecast at 1.5% in 2017 and 1.6% in 2018. The economy has expanded faster than the long-term trend in the first half of 2017, despite high political uncertainty. Private sector confidence is significantly above the long-term average, […]
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Global Economic Forecasts: Q2 2017

The latest macroeconomic outlook Global Economic Forecasts: Q2 2017 has been published on Economy, Finance and Trade page. The quarterly strategy briefing provides the latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts, assessment of global economy, discussion of recent events and a deeper analysis of key economies. The global economy gained speed in Q4 2016 and expanded by […]
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US Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

US Forecast Updates, Q2 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have kept the forecast for the US economy stable since February with 2% annual GDP growth in 2017-2018. Private sector confidence measures are significantly above average, and stock market prices have continued rising. With a 4.4% unemployment rate, labour markets also appear healthy on […]
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Cameroon’s ICT Sector to Improve the Country’s Investment Appeal

While there are more economically established countries, Cameroon is showing signs of becoming a prospective future investment destination. Although, the country is in need of less state interference, an improved regulatory environment and a stronger business infrastructure, it is witnessing technological advancement. Cameroon’s ICT sector is driven by a competitive market sector, providing low tariffs […]
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USA: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

Demographic trends are dominated by two key factors – the declining birth rates and the dramatic rise in the number of Later Lifers. At the same time, an improving economy and labour market has led to an increase in consumer confidence and spending, while technology continues to grow in prominence- from kids playing with smartphones […]
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Top 3 Largest Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African economic growth is expected to pick up in 2017 after reaching the lowest level in 22 years in 2016. Growth will be driven by a stabilisation of commodity prices and improvements in the largest economies in the region. Euromonitor looks at the outlook for the three largest African markets of Nigeria, South Africa […]
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China: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

The country is at a turning point in terms of consumer lifestyles and the generational gap between younger consumers and those who endured the Cultural Revolution. Older consumers are fastidious savers and work defines them, whereas the younger generation are drastically different. They are comfortable spending and they are increasingly individualistic and independent. They want […]
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Ageing: A Changing Narrative: A Top Global Consumer Trend for 2017

As 2017 unfolds, consumers aged over 50, the most vocal and youngest of whom are part of a generation known for their outspoken views, the baby boomers, are living a changed ageing narrative with shifting perceptions and attitudes towards maturing. This sees articulate ‘ambassadors’ and organisational advocates ‘disrupting ageing’ via louder consumption demands, shifting work […]
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