National-level economic analysis provides only a partial guide to the dynamics unfolding in the world’s major urban centres. Cities are fast becoming dominant drivers of global economic and business growth. Today, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, producing more than 80% of global GDP. By 2030 six out of ten people will live in cities, with a 90% share of GDP. Clarity into evolving economic, consumer, and business trends in major cities is vital for strategic planners, investors, and government decision-makers, who understand that the future of cities and business are inextricably linked.
The only global service of its kind, this comprehensive set of data and forecasting services covers over 3,000 cities and sub-regions, with databanks and analysis for Europe, the United Kingdom, North America, Latin America, China, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East. Regularly updated analysis and forecasts are produced in conjunction with our Global Economic Model. This ensures that developments in the global economy, such as the strength of world trade and investment cycles, and domestic factors such as government policy, have a direct influence on the outlook for city and regional economies.
Forecasts are updated every quarter to ensure they incorporate the most up-to-date city and regional information, as well as our latest view of future growth prospects. The services are used by a wide range of organisations including the B2C, real estate investment, utilities, and transport sectors to monitor and plan their activities in specific locations.
Our city and regions subscription services
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African & Middle Eastern Cities Forecasts
Forecasts for 102 locations across Africa and 32 business centres in the Middle East
Asian Cities and Regional Forecasts
Regularly updated forecasts for 42 important locations across Asia
China Cities and Regional Forecasts
Regularly updated data and forecasts for more than 300 Chinese locations
European Cities and Regional Forecasts
Regularly updated data and forecasts for 2,000 locations in Europe
Global Cities Travel
Inbound and outbound travel data
for 300 cities around the world
Latin American Cities & Regions
Forecasts for 32 locations across Latin America
North American Metro Service
Data and forecasts for all states, provinces, and key metro areas
UK Cities and Regional Forecasts
Regularly updated data and forecasts for UK regions
UK Local Forecasts
Data and forecasts for over 450 Local Authority Districts
Global City Reports
Detailed analysis and long-term forecasts for 111 locations across North America, Europe, and Asia