May 17, 2018
Asia Pacific, with large populations, rising incomes and expanding middle classes, is a region with great consumer market potential. In 2023, it is set to overtake North America as the region with the highest total consumer spending. However, Asia Pacific is also a region with grave income disparities and rising income inequality, which require companies […]
May 11, 2018
Today, data is becoming more and more influential. Consumer analytics is one of the most powerful enablers companies have to provide useful insights about their clients. One of the keys to creating and maintaining a successful company is understanding consumer markets at a granular level. When a business is able to understand consumer groups, they […]
April 20, 2018
Since the turn of the millennium, emerging economies have consistently outperformed their developed counterparts in real GDP growth. The emergence of jobs in tertiary and higher skilled industries have helped elevate incomes, in turn, yielding a thriving middle class that has divested greater portions of expenditure toward discretionary goods and services. That said, as of […]
April 17, 2018
US consumers have one of the highest levels of per capita gross income and consumer expenditure among developed economies, and their discretionary spending power continues to rise gradually. However, the income gap remains high, resulting in market polarisation and restraining middle-class expansion. A monetary tightening policy will lead to slower growth in income and expenditure […]
March 26, 2018
Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the launch of Income and Expenditure Country Reports for 2018. The new set of reports – starting with China, the USA and Singapore – will identify, analyse and visualise key insights and trends in income distribution and consumer spending patterns in major economies. New to this year’s Income and Expenditure reports is a Scenario Analysis section assessing the impact of a macro scenario that is most relevant to the country in focus using our Income and Wealth Distribution […]
October 31, 2017
Definition of income inequality Income inequality looks at the distribution of income across individuals or households in a defined area such as a city or a country. By doing so, it seeks to understand how much more or less income varies between households and/or individuals. High levels of income inequality often suggest poor middle-class development […]
October 24, 2017
The improvement of Portugal’s economic performance over 2015-2016 supported a pick-up in growth of the country’s per capita disposable income and spending over this period. Nevertheless, Portuguese households remain cautious towards consumption, while increasing inequality continues to fuel the expansion of low-income classes. Portugal’s economic performance, a declining and ageing population, and lifestyle changes will […]
October 20, 2017
Consumer expenditure gauges the level of demand for goods and services in a country making it a key indicator of size and the potential of a country market. In 2016, global real growth in consumer expenditure stagnated at 2.7% year-on-year, as growth in developed markets decelerated to 2.2% from 2.6% in 2015 as a result […]

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