A leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis, with the world’s only fully integrated economic model and 200 full-time economists and analysts, Oxford Economics is a trusted advisor to corporate and government decision-makers. We help our clients track, analyse, and model country, industry and urban trends around the world.
A deep portfolio of research tools to assess the impact of macro events across more than 200 countries, including regularly-updated economic briefings, forecasts, and scenarios. Find out more.
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Agilent, Apple, AT&T, Blue Coat Systems, CACI, CCS Healthcare, Cisco, Cognizant, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Global Semiconductor Alliance, Google, Huawei Technologies, Imagination Technology, PTC, SAP, Seagate Technology, Telecom Italia, Verizon, Windstream.
To find new markets and stay ahead of competition, technology manufacturers and software developers, need to understand economic and demographic trends that will shape demand and spending around the world on a national, regional, and city level. More than ever, companies need access to advanced quantitative tools, deeper forecast data, and more timely insights that will help them track external macro factors and assess their future impacts on strategy and investments.
Oxford Economics has developed a range of services and techniques for analysing global macro trends for the technology sector:
Macro level country economic forecasting for over 200 countries worldwide, covering between 400 to 500 indicators per country with a 25 year forecast. In addition to providing core macroeconomic data, the service covers a wealth of consumer data for many countries on a national level, including household size, household disposable income, demographic data, and consumer spending by product and service.
City and Regional forecasting for 3,000 urban centres across all major world regions, the most complete set of cities forecasts available. The services cover Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America, with deep-dive databanks for China and the United Kingdom. Analysis and forecasts are produced in conjunction with our Global Economic Model, which 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.
Global consumer spending forecasts for 770 world cities to 2030 with a detailed breakdown of spending into 50 separate product and service categories defined by the United Nations Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP). With this level of detail, it is possible to analyse changing consumer dynamics, directly compare city consumer spending patterns, and identify consumer hotspots and the largest markets for individual consumer products and services.
Demand forecasts for industries, including for consumer goods, electronics and computers, and intermediate goods.
Global scenarios, with quarterly-updated upside and downside scenarios to assess their impact on 45 countries, trade blocs, and the global economy.
Thought leadership and economic impact analysis. Employing a full array of quantitative and qualitative research methods, from global surveys and interviews to impact analysis and market forecasts, we create must-have decision support for executives and policy-makers.
Examples of custom research projects for technology firms
Working with Cognizant, Oxford Economics conducted a global survey of 300 senior executives to better understand how companies are using new digital technologies to change the way they market, sell, and develop products and services. Our survey shows that while companies understand the importance of the digital customer experience, few are taking the bold steps necessary to unlock these opportunities or moving at a pace that will keep them competitive in rapidly-changing markets.
Enabling the Hyperconnected Age. The semiconductor is the material core of the Internet age. An Oxford Economics research project for the Global Semiconductor Alliance found that the semiconductor contributed $2.7 trillion in global GDP in 2012, and directly supported 1.3 million high-value jobs.