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Deception of Expanding Urban Populations

Over the next 15 years, the world’s urban population growth will be fed by the two principal regions – Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific – which together will account for 84% (or 986 million people) of the global urban population increase. While the process of urbanisation is good news for many consumer […]
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Strategies for Consumer Market Success in China

With a background of slowing economic growth and increasing competition from domestic and global players alike, multinationals are broadening their horizons in order to succeed in China. Retail sales growth has been decelerating since 2010 and is expected to continue to do so. Recent stock market falls have dented business and consumer confidence and companies […]
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Status of Cities in 15 Years

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 […]
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Top 100 City Destinations Ranking – Published 2015

View the updated version of this list, released January 2016. Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. The continuing increase in arrivals to these cities illustrates their economic strength, as well as the sustained importance of urban […]
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High Income Households by City 2013

We release a 2013 update to previously published datagraphic of high income households (defined as household with annual income of at least US$100,000). Over one year, the number of high income households increased by around one million to reach 105 million in 2013, and New York overtook Tokyo as the world’s key centre of wealth (mainly […]
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The Most International Western European Cities

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 […]
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The Rise of Cycling Cities in Europe

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 […]
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Examining The Impact of Air Quality on City Life

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 […]
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Examining the Top Ten most Motorised Cities

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 […]
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One Quarter of the World’s Educated Population Resides in Just 100 Cities

With governments recognising the link between education and economic competitiveness, education standards are rising globally. Increased prioritisation of primary and secondary education is translating into rising uptake of tertiary education in many economies. The number of people with higher education globally rose from 518 million in 2005 to 704 million in 2013, with 24% of […]
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Cities are Driving Employment Growth Worldwide

Every newly employed person constitutes a new consumer, and a change in the overall employed population is one of the most useful indicators in finding the most prospective markets for sales growth. Over 2005-2013 employment growth was very different across the world, registering a 20% rise in Latin America compared with just a 2-3% increase […]
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Shopping and Tourism in Asian Cities

Tourism is growing worldwide and the Asia Pacific region is no exception. In 2013, international tourists accounted for 1,128 million trips globally, of which 256 million were to Asia Pacific, with the region accounting for an impressive tourism share exceeded only by Western Europe. Shopping plays a major role in determining tourist destinations, making numerous […]
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Exploring Emerging Cities Beyond BRIC

Download as pdf BRIC cities are often cited for their market growth potential. Yet, there are relatively few large emerging metropolises outside BRIC that can compare to Moscow, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Mumbai. In 2013, only Mexico City, Istanbul, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur and Lima boasted large enough consumer markets with sufficient […]
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Key Trends for Cities in 2015

Download as MP3 In 2015, the world’s cities will see rising urban populations, witness an economic slowdown in Asia, and be subjected to persistently weak growth in the Eurozone. In fact, in 2015, the global urban population is forecast to expand by as much as 77 million people. This podcast discuses the impact these trends […]
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