Globally, 58%of global consumers feel they are better off financially than they were five years ago, but there is also a sizeable proportion of consumers who feel that they are only in survival mode, with sentiment differing considerably by region and country.
Join our Nielsen Thought Leadership experts around our regions as they share global insights and regional examples as to why today's businesses need to revisit the definition of 'convenience' as more than a retail format and increasingly a consumer need.
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...
The majority of global consumers are exposed to both multinational and local brands. That begs the question: Just how much does the “Made In” moniker influence purchasing behavior?
Sub-Saharan Africa has uplifted itself from the two decade economic low reached in 2016, bringing a slight easing of pressure but not a return to the robust growth rates previously experienced. In the 5th edition of Nielsen Africa Prospects ranking, we look at how the countries have performed...
Amid great political and economic change around the world, global consumer confidence moved modestly in 2016, rising three points between the first and fourth quarter to 101.
Global consumer confidence remained stable in the first quarter and below the optimism baseline score of 100, edging up one index point to 98. The score reflected mixed confidence levels reported in every region.
At the end of 2015, consumer confidence remained relatively stable in Nigeria (127), Ghana (104) and Kenya (103), compared to the start of the year.
Global consumer confidence ended 2015 on a subdued note as the index declined two points from the third quarter to 97—the same score as the start of the year. Europe was the only region to show consistent confidence improvements throughout the year across all three indicators (job prospects,...
In the third quarter, consumer confidence increased five index points in both Kenya (117) and Ghana (99), while it decreased five points in Nigeria (127).