Our Global Cities Service provides detailed historical data and forecasts for 900 cities across the world. Cities are defined on a consistent basis, which allows direct comparisons to be drawn on their structure, performance and outlook. Information is provided for a broad range of economic and demographic indicators.
Detailed forecasts for global cities
Our Global Cities Service helps clients to make decisions about market and investment strategies, secure in the knowledge that they are comparing cities on a like-for-like basis.
Broad global coverage
Forecasts for 900 cities in 164 countries, consistent with our country and industry forecasts.
Extensive datasets for each location
Consistent and comparable annual data and forecasts for GDP and employment, demographics, income and consumer spending.
The data generally refer back to 2000, and the forecast horizon is 2040.
Advanced analytical functions
Our databank allows you to quickly build custom queries with a high level of flexibility.
Comparable data for all cities
Consistent definitions of cities, sectors, and income and spending profiles allow comparisons to be drawn between cities globally.
- Forecasts are accompanied by summary reports highlighting key messages.
- Web-based application and add-ins. Our Global Data Workstation is a web-based application that provides a variety of data selection, visualisation, and personalisation features.
- Our Excel Data Workstation is a simple but powerful add-in for accessing our data directly within Excel.
- Methodology report. Explanation of data sources, definitions and forecast methods.
- Better decisions, faster. Our Global Cities Service helps you to make the best decisions about market and investment strategies.
- Confidence. Our forecasts are derived from a consistent set of global economic, industry and city models and will help you to move forward with confidence.
- Excellent customer service. We offer our clients a comprehensive customer support with full access to our experienced economists and IT support team.
Indicators included and geographic coverage
The service covers 900 cities globally, including 102 in Africa, 29 in the Middle East, 324 in Asia, 232 in Europe, 202 in the Americas and the Caribbean, and 11 in Oceania.
Indicators included in the service are, besides others:
- GDP by sector
- Employment by sector
- Population by age cohort
- Income indicators
- Consumer spending by product/service
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Global Cities Service
Detailed economic forecasts to 2040 for 900 cities using consistent definitions of cities, sectors, demographics, and spending behaviour to allow comparison of the prospects and trends for cities across different continents. Clients can make top-level decisions about market and investment strategies, comparing like with like.
“Oxford Economics’ data and forecasts form the backbone of our demand models. The global consistency and granular detail available in their expansive dataset allows us to focus on the variables most relevant to our business.”
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