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Key Facts about the Global Agriculture Industry

Agriculture is a sector facing challenges in the wake of global warming, population growth and volatile commodity prices. Issues like food security and climate change are increasingly interlinked, with crop yields estimated to decrease in the next decades. Many countries, especially developing ones, have seen their food trade gap significantly increasing, due to protectionist trade […]
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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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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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Green Power Boom: Developed Countries Reclaim the Leading Position in Renewable Energy Growth

While rapid advancements on the clean energy front are often associated with Europe or North America, in 2015, emerging countries exceeded the developed world in terms of renewable energy investments for the first time. China was the primary driver of impressive growth in solar and wind power capacity over 2013-2015, while Western economies experienced a retraction […]
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Emerging Market Champions: Chinese vs Indian Cities – Where Do the Differences Lie?

The narrative which speaks of India and China leading global growth in the long term, consistent with the ‘Asian Century’ trend which suggests the increasing dominance of Asian economies in economic affairs over the 21st Century, has been widely voiced. Nonetheless, inherent differences are present between the two countries, especially when looking through the lens […]
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Alcoholic Drinks 2017: The Big Picture

Remaining in negative territory for the second year running, the global alcoholic drinks market declined 0.2% in 2016. A basically stagnant top line growth figure is, however, a marked improvement on the bleak performance of the previous year – primarily a result of considerably reduced rates of decline in Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe. Further […]
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Home & Garden 2017 Edition: A Global Snapshot

Global home and garden sales increased by 3% in 2016, mostly driven by Asia Pacific, which contributed 52% of absolute value growth in global terms. Internet retailing reached 6% of global value sales, posting growth of 13% in 2016. Players have embraced digitalisation, expanding their online offering and app-based services to provide customers with an […]
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Countdown to Rio 2016

Brazil is hosting the Olympics at a time of economic and political crisis. The recession, a succession of political and corporate corruption scandals, resulting large-scale protests, and the zika virus are never far from global news headlines, and unsurprisingly are at the forefront of consumers’ minds in Brazil itself. How does Brazil compare to previous […]
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Highlights for Eyewear in 2016

The global eyewear industry is expected to be worth US$120.0 billion in 2016, with slow growth of 1% from the previous year. This is primarily due to weakening currencies against US dollar, resulting in poor performance in Eastern Europe and Latin America, affecting the global market. Nevertheless, the outlook for eyewear remains bright, with growing […]
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2016 Opportunities in Personal Accessories

In 2016, global sales of personal accessories are set to grow by 2%, based on US$ year-on-year exchange rates. Personal accessories is forecast to enjoy a CAGR of 4% from 2016-2021 to reach US$633,415 million based on constant 2016 prices. Jewellery continues to be the best performing category, buoyed by growth in Asia Pacific, especially […]
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Pet Care: Regional Prospects

Euromonitor International’s latest pet care research forecasts good prospects for pet food over the next five years, particularly in Asia Pacific as more pet owners adopt commercially prepared food. North America will remain the largest region in value terms, but Latin America is expected to be the second largest contributor in absolute value terms, right […]
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