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As 2012 comes to an end, we look back at some of our key insights this year. A year when 22 of the world’s economies experienced negative economic growth, consumers in developed economies saw their incomes stagnate and consumer spending in the eurozone shrank to levels not seen since 2003. However 2012 was also a year in which consumers spent a total of US$41 trillion globally with spending in emerging and developing countries expected to have increased by more than 5%. The 2012 consumer was a value-conscious, mobile, experience-hungry, social sharing, green enthusiast.
As 2012 draws to an end, our thoughts turn to the top consumer trends for 2013 and global economic prospects for the year. With an expected 135 million births, a global population over 7.1 billion and real GDP growth of 3.5%, 2013 will continue to be a world of two halves, with stronger growth in emerging markets and slower growth in developed ones still struggling to shake off the shackles of recession.