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Regional Focus: Eastern Europe’s Consumer Markets Remain Fragile in 2014

Consumer income and expenditure across Eastern Europe are expected to see positive developments in 2014, backed by the region’s higher growth rates and declining inflation. However, high unemployment rates and currency depreciation will continue to affect consumer confidence. Meanwhile, political uncertainty arising from the Crimea crisis represents a key risk to Eastern Europe’s consumer markets […]
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Which Country Spends the Most on Alcoholic Drinks?

Per capita consumer expenditure on alcoholic beverages (that is, spending on spirits, wine and beer) and the share of total consumer spending allocated to alcoholic drinks can inform businesses about consumers’ consumption habits, their attitude to health, government policies on alcohol consumption and alcohol advertising, as well as demographic trends of a consumer market. Euromonitor […]
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Income Inequality: A Rampant, Global Problem

Income inequality is one of the greatest risks to the global economy today, and with austerity measures, tax policies and widespread corruption all leading to greater inequality, the problem is widespread. Not only can income inequality undermine business environments, but it can also lead to political instability. Euromonitor forecasts that into 2030, income inequality will […]
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Income and Expenditure China: Understanding Regional Disparities to Unleash Market Potential

Businesses attracted to the substantial size and rapid growth of the consumer market in China have often overlooked significant regional disparities in economic development, market infrastructure and consumer purchasing power. In recent years, although income inequality in China has somewhat declined owing to the government’s social welfare reforms, the country continues to see large income gaps […]
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Understanding Discretionary Spending Patterns by BRIC Consumers is Vital for Long-Term Success

Thanks to a burgeoning middle class and rising disposable incomes, consumer spending on discretionary items – that is, all items except food, non-alcoholic beverages and housing – has been rising in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. This overall upward trend in discretionary spending promises many an opportunity for international consumer goods […]
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Top 3 Trends in Income and Expenditure for 2014

Euromonitor International has identified three key global trends for Income and Expenditure in 2014. The outlook for income and expenditure for 2014 is expected to be brighter, with growth in global annual disposable income per household forecast to accelerate to 1.2% in real terms over a year earlier, considerably higher than the 0.4% annual real […]
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Global Expenditure Slow to Recover in 2013

Global expenditure saw modest growth in 2013, hampered by the US sequestration, the Federal Reserve taper and the economic downturn in the eurozone. There are several initiatives in place helping consumer spending regain traction in 2014 such as Japan’s quantitative easing policy, which An Hodgson, Income and Expenditure Manager at Euromonitor, says will have a […]
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What is Driving Global Internet Usage?

Internet usage across the globe continues to expand at an extremely fast rate; 96.7% over the 2006-2011 period. But what is driving this growth? Technological development is first and foremost – the faster technology grows in a country, the more people access the internet. The growing youth population is another important driver, as the most […]
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High-Income Populations Booming in Emerging Markets

High-income populations, which Euromonitor defines as the population of a country with an annual gross income over US$ 150,000 are growing faster in emerging economies than developed economies. The fast economic growth in Brazil, India, China and Russia is contributing to the booming high income populations in these countries as many developed countries are still […]
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Worldwide Mobile Markets

The number of mobile phone subscribers is expanding rapidly across the globe. An Hodgson, technology, communications and media manager at Euromonitor International discusses the implications of a connected population worldwide. The greatest potential for mobile markets are in emerging economies, such as China, India, and Indonesia, where consumers are targeted with affordable handsets and pre-paid […]
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