As a Cities manager at Euromonitor International Kasparas Adomaitis is overseeing the development of Passport: Cities database that covers data on 1,000+ cities worldwide. With four years in researching, analysing and reporting on cities Kasparas is an expert of urbanisation trends in various regions of the world.
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Miles Agbanrin

March 29, 2018
Urbanisation is a global phenomenon and it is rapidly changing the world. Academic researchers, city governments and the corporations need to understand the implications urbanization will have on people’s habits, needs and everyday lives. City rankings are a useful tool to gain insight into what trends drive urbanisation. However, the process of measuring cities is […]
June 2, 2017
Global apparel sales are forecast to rise by USD156 billion from 2016 to 2019 (measured in current prices), provided economic growth evolves according to Euromonitor International’s baseline scenario. In other words, in three years only, global sales are forecast to rise eight times the annual turnover of the world‘s largest apparel corporation, H&M Hennes & […]
March 27, 2016
Outsourcing to low cost foreign locations has been a major theme in early 21st century corporate strategy. As of 2015, average hourly wages in developing cities are still more than four times lower than in developed ones. However, this gap shrank by 10% in constant value terms since 2010.
August 31, 2015
The passenger car is seen as a necessity rather than a luxury item in developed countries. In fact, in 2014, 80% of households in the developed world owned at least one car. Despite omnipresent passenger cars, there are areas where car dependency is surprisingly low in developed countries – namely, some of the most affluent […]
March 29, 2018
Over 2014-2019, internet retailing is expected to grow by 76% to reach US$1.5 trillion in turnover (in constant value terms), while traditional store-based retailing will grow considerably more slowly at 11% to almost US$14.6 trillion. However, internet retailing seems set to take off only in markets where conditions are right. Specifically, the share of internet […]
October 12, 2014
Western European cities are gradually becoming melting pots. The foreign population in most European urban areas grew strongly during 2008-2013 and in 2013 at least every seventh inhabitant in the 10 most international European cities was a foreigner. For businesses in Western Europe, growing foreign populations imply that ethnic marketing is increasingly important to successful […]
September 17, 2014
In some Western European cities, private vehicle ownership rates are surprisingly low. This does not mean that the population living there cannot afford their own vehicle, but rather that commuting takes different forms in some of these cities: the spread of cycling seems to be one of the most important contemporary trends changing cities’ vibes […]
August 31, 2014
While cities offer economic opportunities, this often comes at a cost of significant hazards, such as downgraded air quality. Low-income cities, as can be seen from the graph, suffer the most from poor air quality. Most low-income and high-pollution cities are located in Southeast Asia and Western Pacific. High population density, poor handling of city […]
August 31, 2014
In general, average income is the single most important factor that determines consumer preferences to spend on transport or to buy private vehicles. However, lower income cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Vilnius and Athens are among the top ten cities with the highest ratio of passenger car ownership in the world. In these cities, passenger […]
January 8, 2014
Euromonitor International’s Cities research team identified seven key global cities they consider the best markets for business expansion. These cities were chosen for their rapidly growing income levels, expanding population size, improving demographic situations and decreasing unemployment levels. Listen to the podcast to find out which seven cities are included in the list. Download as […]

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