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October 27, 2014

On Your Bike! Global Bicycle Ownership Trends

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Driven by a combination of cost and health considerations, environmental awareness and worsening traffic congestion, bicycle ownership is on the rise. For more and more people, bikes are no longer the poor relation of cars but a greener and smarter transportation choice.

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October 24, 2014

Join Euromonitor and World Travel Market for a Twitter Chat

WTM-HeaderPlease join our Travel and Tourism Analysts for a Twitter Chat from 9:30 to 10:30 am CDT on Monday, November 10th as we discuss the trends outlined in the 2014 WTM Global Trends Report. You can also follow the conversation via the #WTMEMI hashtag

  • Identify key trends set to shape the travel industry in seven regions: the Americas, the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, India 

  • Discover the latest dynamics in travel technology

  • Gain insight into to the size and shape of travel
    and tourism

  • Learn about pressing industry issues, emerging brands, destinations, demographics, growth categories and consumer trends

Participating Twitter Handles: @euromonitor, @WTM_London, @ViolettaScolaEM, @EMI_MichelleG, @Angelo_Rossini, @PopovaNadia2

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October 22, 2014

Apple Earnings Review: iPhone’s Stellar Performance

Weeteck_looAnalyst Insight by Wee Tek Loo - Head of Consumer Electronics Research

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Apple Inc has announced the financial results for its fourth quarter (ending 27 September 2014), where the company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and net profit of US$8.5 billion. Apple also provided a bullish guidance for its fiscal 2015 first quarter results.

iPhone - stellar performance amidst China’s woes

In this quarter, Apple reported that it sold 39.3 million iPhones, of which 10 million were new iPhone 6 phones, sold in the first three days of sales.  Euromonitor International expects the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones to propel the company’s sales to more than 181 million units in 2015, a staggering 9% growth over 2014.

China is the world’s largest smartphone market, with close to 30% of all smartphone global sales in 2014 coming from the Middle Kingdom. Critically, China Mobile, the world’s largest telco, is selling iPhones to its 288 million mobile subscribers, of which 41 million are on the high speed 4G. That said, Apple faces an uphill battle in China with local manufacturers like Lenovo, ZTE and XiaoMi and Apple’s global foe, Samsung currently dominating. China remains a key market to help drive future growth for Apple, with sales of its iPhone range expected to exceed 20 million units in 2015 and in particular, where demand for larger screens phones is rising fast.

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October 21, 2014

Top 5 Fastest Growing Consumer Markets in 2014

An HodgsonAnalyst Insight by An Hodgson - Income and Expenditure Manager

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A comparison of all consumer markets in terms of their expected consumer expenditure annual real growth in 2014 reveals some interesting fast-growing markets that are not among the usual major emerging markets (such as the BRICS and the MINT). Of the top five fastest growing consumer markets of 2014, Malawi and Sierra Leone are somewhat surprising entrants while Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are fast-growing markets with sound fundamentals that can offer significant opportunities for consumer goods companies. Mongolia is also a market with promising prospects, but its small population restricts meaningful market expansion.

Top Five Fastest Growing Consumer Markets: 2014

Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/UN/OECD

Note: Data are forecasts 

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October 20, 2014

WTM Global Trends Report by Euromonitor Predicts Future Trends

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The WTM Global Trends Report, produced by Euromonitor International in exclusive for WTM, has been at the forefront of accurately predicting major travel trends around the world since its launch in 2006, looking at how the travel industry is developing in a rapidly changing landscape.

 

The WTM Global Trends Report 2014 by Euromonitor International will be launched at London’s Excel Centre during a press conference on Monday 3rd November at 13:00 in the Platinum Suite 5&6. A session for WTM attendees will be held on Tuesday 4th November at 15:30 in Platinum Suite 1. 

Pre-register to receive the WTM Global Trends Report 2014 today!

 

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Emerging Markets are not Shorthand for Doom or Boon

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It’s dangerous to group all emerging markets into one convenient basket, even within a region their prospects vary dramatically. Not all are suffering from a slump, but equally not all are dynamic, fast-growing economies. In a time of heightened geopolitical tensions, and with risks to the global economy seeming to increase on a daily basis, the devil is in the detail.

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Bright stars include smaller emerging markets such as Turkmenistan, Laos, Rwanda and Cambodia. India is also seeing something of a turnaround with growth expected to come in at 5.4% in 2014 and 6.7% in 2015 supported by an upturn in business confidence following the general election, lower commodity prices and policy reform. Bangladesh and Nigeria are also expected to put in strong performances.

Real GDP Growth in Selected Emerging Markets: 2014-2030

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Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/OECD/UN/IMF

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October 18, 2014

Pet Humanisation: The trend and its Strategic Impact on Global Pet Care Markets

GinaWestbrookAnalyst Insight by Gina Westbrook - Director of Strategy Briefings

Pet owners are increasingly treating their cats, dogs and even small mammals like members of their family. The opportunity to commercialise this trend into a vast range of goods and services – from dog beer to cat counselling, from pet weddings to “social petworking” – is staggering for the company that can position itself to gain credibility among this growing demographic. Our new Strategy Briefing looks at the impact on pet care markets worldwide.  There are three main types of pet owner who are keen to spend heavily on their pets; they have different, albeit overlapping, priorities and interests.

crowned dog.jpg1. The mainstream humanising pet owner

This group likes brands that feel safe and reliable, that they believe to be credible and that they trust with their pet’s welfare. In many cases, especially at the higher spending end of this group, this can mean a focus on small businesses with an ethical business practice, and a distrust of large corporations.

 For services, local businesses with a good track record may be preferred over a more clinical, large-scale contenders, while products, especially food, with a cottage industry feel tend to perform well.

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October 17, 2014

Booming Acquisitions to Lead to Further Consolidation in Dairy Market

Lianne van den BosAnalyst Insight by Lianne van den Bos - Food Analyst

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The dairy industry saw yet another acquisition last month with Lactalis-owned Parmalat buying 11 dairy plants from BRF, Brazil’s third biggest dairy manufacturer.  Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have reportedly reached over 120 transactions in 2013 according to Rabobank, so why this large number?

One could suggest it’s a choice to either join forces or get left behind. With the world’s top 10 dairy players capturing just under a quarter of global dairy sales, no one realistically would want to compete against these players alone. Building scale is inevitable but here is the catch; as M&A booms and joint ventures are ever more present, what billion dollar deal is left? Do dairy companies need to tie up with even more companies to sustain growth, or is organic growth still on the cards? Euromonitor International looks at what’s driving M&A activity in dairy and which growth markets will see more investment.

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October 16, 2014

Assessing the Illicit Trade in Cigarettes and Foreseeing One in Nicotine Liquid

Shane_MacGuillAnalyst Insight by Shane Mac Guill - Tobacco Analyst

Euromonitor’s latest global briefing on the illicit trade in tobacco products assesses the nature, impact and logistics of the 570 billion stick, US$39 billion global market in illicit cigarettes. It outlines how the illicit trade in cigarettes, while often seen as, if not a victimless crime, a misdemeanor which the victims (arrogant tobacco conglomerates and capricious governments) deserve, is in fact a phenomenon which damages the best interests of a range of public and private organisations, including its consumers.

Eliquid.pngWhile price is of course the infamous key determinant of demand for illicit products one of the enabling factors discussed in the report is the existence of constraining regulation which creates absences in the legal market. An example of this is the potential for increase in illicit trade from the forthcoming ban on menthol cigarette products in the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive. However, the report goes on to look at the existing and potential de facto illicit trade in electronic cigarettes rooted in restrictive regulation, in particular of nicotine liquid.

 

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October 14, 2014

Global Urbanisation Trend Boosting Apartment Dwelling

Carrie_LennardAnalyst Insight by Carrie Lennard - Business Environment Manager

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The world’s urban population is rapidly rising in both developed and emerging markets. 52.7% of the world’s population in 2013 lived in urban areas, up from 50.4% in 2008. This is having a direct influence on the types of dwelling that populations live in, boosting the numbers of inhabitants of apartments. It also decreases the average size of dwellings. This is shaping trends in the consumer goods industry and creating a preference for goods to meet the need for the reduced space.

 

Global Urban/ Rural Households: 2008-2013

Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics

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