As 2018 starts to wind down, economic and consumer spending trends for a majority of markets around the world are in better standing than they were earlier in the year.
Confidence on a global scale ended the third quarter two points higher than in the previous period and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales in many countries are trending upward as a result.
With a 9-point increase over the second quarter of 2018, due to the growth in confidence in employment prospects and personal finances, Vietnam consumer confidence level has peaked in the past decade - helping Vietnam rise to the second position in the consumer confidence benchmark globally.
Here’s a look at some of the major shifts we’re tracking to help our clients stay in prime position to capitalize on the opportunities they’ll present in the coming years.
Malaysia's consumer confidence index continued its surge in the third quarter of 2018 to 127 percentage points, making it the third-most confident country globally.
Generally speaking, global conditions for the FMCG industry remained positive in second quarter-2018. Some regions showed significant growth promise, while others showed a slight pullback from gains earlier in the year. With many markets experiencing notable increases in GDP growth, conditions were...
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With GDP growth of 7.4% in Q1 2018, Vietnam’s economy recorded its strongest quarterly performance in a decade and is well on track to exceed the government’s annual target of 6.7%.
From a global perspective, prospects for the remainder of the year appear largely positive. In Q1, confidence grew across Western Europe, the economic recovery in Latin America looks promising in a number of markets, dollar sales of FMCG in North America performed well, and growing disposable...
From a global perspective, conditions and prospects for the remainder of the year appear largely positive. In Q1, confidence grew across Western Europe, economic recovery in Latin America looks promising in key markets, FMCG sales in North America performed well, and growing disposable incomes...