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, 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.