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In this era of market transformation and rapid urbanisation, cities are fast becoming dominant drivers of global economic and business growth. 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 their share of global GDP rising to 90%. It is no longer enough to go to market by country, as sub-regional and city trends need to be taken into consideration for finding new markets or making location-based investment decisions.


Oxford Economics' Cities and Regions services provide historical data and forecasts on over 3,000 worldwide cities and sub-regions. This unparalleled set of forecast databanks measures, benchmarks and forecasts performance in key locations around the world. We offer regularly updated annual forecasts for key economic, labour-market and industry variables. Our Cities & Regions services provide economic and demographic projections to 2030 that are consistent with our global economic and industry forecasts, in addition to an archive for historical trend analysis.

The service includes separate databanks for 

  • Africa, covering 96 locations
  • Asia, covering 41 locations
  • China, covering more than 300 locations
  • Europe, covering more than 2,000 locations
  • Latin America, covering 32 locations
  • North America, covering 37 key metros, plus all states and provinces
  • United Kindom, covering 13 regions, 486 Local Authority Districts, and all London boroughs

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About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics is the world leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis for business and government, and the most trusted resource for decision-makers seeking independent thinking and evidence-based research.

The company was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic advice and forecasts to international organisations. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global economic firms, producing forecasts, analysis, and data on 200 countries and regions, 100 industries, and 3,000 sub-regions and cities. Our team includes over 100 professional economists, industry analysts, and management experts.

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