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Passport: Cities

This system is a standardised socio-economic database and report library of the world’s major metropolitan areas, covering 1,150 cities worldwide. 

It provides access to valuable insights for strategic planning and future trend prediction, allowing the identification of business opportunities and threats in this growing community that currently represents more than half of the world’s population.

The database provides up to 270 socio-economic indicators for 1,150 cities, while the fully cross-comparable reports provide the data plus expert analysis of 126 the major cities.

Including historic data from 2005 to 2013 and forecasts to 2020, the data profiles and analysis examine economic indicators such as; GDP and employment breakdowns, number and types of businesses, full demographic breakdowns, CPI inflation, household incomes, consumer expenditure, registered vehicles, air pollution, tourist arrivals and more.

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City Review

Riga City Review

Most of Latvia's economic activities are concentrated in Riga. The city accounts for 70% of the country's total GDP and just over half of Latvia's population. The metropolitan region also attracts 77% of the FDI in the country due to its ...

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Ankara City Review

Ankara emerged as a brand new city in Turkey, following its designation as the country's capital in 1923. By 2012, Ankara ranked among the wealthiest cities in Turkey, being second only to Istanbul in average household income and population size. ...

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Istanbul City Review

Istanbul emerged as a truly global city during the last few decades, as its population and GDP per capita soared. The city benefited from its developed logistics infrastructure and the availability of convenient locations for the world's major ...

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Almaty City Review

Almaty is Kazakhstan's foremost economic centre. In 2012, the city produced 20% of the country's GDP and hosted 1.9 million people. Almaty had the fourth largest share of GVA derived from services among the world's major cities, with commerce being ...

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Jakarta City Review

Jakarta is a key commercial, political and business hub of Indonesia. In terms of human development index (a composite demographic measure), the city is more advanced than the rest of Indonesia. Rapid urbanisation across the country poses serious ...

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Tallinn City Review

In 2012, Tallinn produced 60% of Estonia's GDP and hosted 556,000 people. Tallinn is the major centre of business services in Estonia including accounting, consulting and IT activities. The city also benefits from its port, which is the third largest...

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Kuwait City City Review

Kuwait City is the economic backbone of Kuwait, a Gulf state that still has significant oil reserves. In 2012, 68% of Kuwait City's GVA originated in manufacturing and mining, making it one of the least diversified economies in the region. Being more...

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Lisbon City Review

Lisbon is the main hub of commerce and business services in Portugal. The city benefits from a steady flow of tourists, well-developed infrastructure and research and development institutions located in the metropolitan region. In 2012 Lisbon created...

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Prague City Review

Prague is considered a favourable place for investments because of its central location in Europe, skilled labour force and relatively stable economic situation in comparison to Eastern European countries. In 2012, the city produced 36% of the Czech ...

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Budapest City Review

Budapest is the leading economic region in Hungary, with an attractive position in Europe: the city's central geographic location, connections by highways and inland commercial port provide access to major European cities. In 2012, the city produced ...

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Dubai City Review

Dubai, a renowned global business and tourist destination, saw its population double to 5.1 million over 2007-2012. Following the bailout by Abu Dhabi in 2009, Dubai concentrated on trade and tourism to ensure recovery and future growth. The city ...

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Jerusalem City Review

Jerusalem is an economically vibrant metropolis. Between 2007 and 2012, its real GDP rose by 3.4% per year, partly due to the growing economic role of the business services sector. The city's high tech industrial parks also contribute to Jerusalem's ...

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Bangalore City Review

IT has made Bangalore. High-tech activities are a driving force of the city's success: over 2007-2012 metropolitan real GDP expanded by 48%, while population increased by 19% - the greatest increased among India's major cities. Yet, like any ...

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Manila City Review

Manila is a key economic centre in the Philippines, with bustling activities in commerce, finance and outsourced services. To sustain its strong economic standing, Manila however has to solve many infrastructure challenges caused by its rapid ...

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Geneva City Review

Geneva is an attractive place for international companies to establish their businesses due to its beneficial tax regime and access to financial institutions. Banking, asset management and research are concentrated in the city. Naturally, the city's ...

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Mexico City Review

Once the manufacturing hub of the country, Mexico City is experiencing a rise of FDI inflows into the tertiary sector. In Mexico City, service industries account for one of the largest shares of GVA among the major Latin American metropolises (79% in...

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Vilnius City Review

In 2012, Vilnius created 38% of Lithuania's GDP. In comparison to the rest of the country, the city benefits from a well-developed ICT infrastructure, steady flows of tourists, and a larger share of working age population. Favourable demographics, ...

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Zurich City Review

Zurich is a major hub of finance activities in Europe, supported by its multinational and qualified workforce. Foreign nationals comprise 24% of Zurich's population, and most of them constitute a highly skilled and educated workforce. Zurich's ...

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Amsterdam City Review

Amsterdam is the major centre of business services in the Netherlands, with a beneficial tax regime and well-developed infrastructure. The services sector in the city is also characterised by the international profile of its businesses. Overall, ...

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Bangkok City Review

Bangkok is the driving force of Thailand's economy, generating 44% of the country's total GDP in 2012. The economic efficiency of the city is related to its major infrastructure facilities (including its seaport and Bangkok International airport, the...

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Bucharest City Review

Bucharest is considered the most developed city in Romania, home to the country's key business and industrial parks. Romania's qualified workforce, concentrated in Bucharest, contributes to the city's excellent economic performance. In 2012, ...

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Delhi City Review

Delhi is a fast developing metropolis. Over 2007-2012 its economy expanded by 65% in real terms, while the total population rose by 13% overall. The city's economic landscape is rapidly shifting toward high value added services such as finance and ...

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Ljubljana City Review

Euromonitor International Ljubljana City Review identifies Ljubljana as the most economically developed region in Slovenia. Thanks to a professional labour force and well-developed infrastructure, the city concentrates a large share of the country's ...

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Wuhan City Review

Wuhan is located in central China, at the major river ways connecting the city to the country's coastal areas. The convenient geographic location has helped the city to prosper as a hub for manufacturing, logistics and education. Wuhan is striving to...

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Amman City Review

Amman is playing an increasingly important role in the Middle East. During 2007-2012, Jordan's capital city was one of the fastest growing economies in the region with an average annual GDP growth rate of 4% (at constant 2012 prices). With no oil ...

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Belgrade City Review

Belgrade is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the Balkans, second only to Athens. The city was badly hit by the dissolution of the socialist Yugoslavia. Formerly large industrial basins with tens of thousands of employees are struggling to ...

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Kolkata City Review

A long-lasting economic laggard among Indian cities, Kolkata, is hoping for a positive transformation. In 2012 the city still had the lowest GVA per employee and average disposable household income compared with Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Yet GVA ...

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Riyadh City Review

Oil-dependent Riyadh derives the largest share (43%) of its GVA from the manufacturing and mining sector. The oil industry is an important factor in boosting the city's labour productivity (or GVA per employee) ahead of many Middle East metropolises,...

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Tel Aviv City Review

Tel Aviv metropolis is Israel's economic engine, contributing over US$131 billion, or 54%, of the country's GDP in 2012. Innovation is an important part of Tel Aviv's development, which drives the city's labour productivity and brings new comforts to...

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Mumbai City Review

Mumbai is India's financial hub and the centre of the world's largest film industry. The city is confidently moving towards high value added economic activities. Mumbai's average household income (US$14,000 in 2012) is the third-highest in India ...

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Boston City Review

Boston is a highly innovative, knowledge-based economy, with a GDP of US$338 billion in 2012. Finance, professional services, healthcare and education are thriving industries in the metropolis. Yet, despite Boston's abundant job opportunities and ...

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Glasgow City Review

Glasgow stands as one of top 20 European financial hubs and the second-largest retail centre in the UK. Despite many well-paid jobs in finance and in a strong commerce sector, the city also faces acute challenges, such as high unemployment or income ...

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Leeds City Review

Leeds features the smallest tertiary sector in terms of GVA share among the major metropolises in the UK, which reflected the city's transition from manufacturing to a service-oriented economy during the 20th century. Yet, business services ...

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Abu Dhabi City Review

The UAE's oil giant, Abu Dhabi, is recognising the need to diversify its economy. Although oil will remain a major source of GDP, non-oil industries are expected to emerge as the new engines of its economy. The city also aims to use oil receipts to ...

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Manchester City Review

Manchester metropolitan region, in the aftermath of the global economic downturn, is coping with high unemployment and striving to revive its economy. Unemployment nearly doubled in recent years. Lower productivity and higher unemployment have ...

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Philadelphia City Review

Philadelphia derives economic strength from its advantageous location half way between New York and Washington, as well as relatively low business operation costs. In 2012, GVA produced per employee was 17% higher in the city than in the rest of the ...

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Washington City Review

Washington has more to offer than being "a government city". It is one of the most post-industrial metropolises in the US. Business services is the leading sector in the city's economy, claiming an outstanding 46% of local GVA in 2012. Washington ...

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London City Review

London's ascent is indeed spectacular: from a Roman settlement on the river Thames to the UK's largest industrial centre in the 20th century. Today London is one of the world's leading financial and cultural centres. As of 2012, London is home to ...

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Moscow City Review

Similar to other cities in Eastern Europe, Moscow's economy is dominated by commerce activities. Rising incomes contributes to the growing attractiveness of the city's consumer market. Moscow also accounts for most high value-added jobs in services ...

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Novosibirsk City Review

With 1.9 million people in 2012, Novosibirsk is Russia's third-most populous city. In its economic size and significance, the city ranks well behind Moscow or St. Petersburg. At the same time, in Siberia Novosibirsk is one of the most important urban...

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Barcelona City Review

Barcelona is the leading industrial hub of Spain. The city generates 21% of the country's total GVA in the goods-producing, energy and mining industries. A highly-educated workforce and relatively low salaries make Barcelona the most attractive place...

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Kuala Lumpur City Review

Kuala Lumpur is the key political, financial and economic hub of Malaysia and one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia Pacific. The official plans to place the city among the world's top cities by 2020 include strong economic growth, tackling ...

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Madrid City Review

Madrid is one of the major European finance centres, with its stock exchange market ranked fourth in Europe. The metropolitan region fares relatively better than the rest of Spain in coping with the current economic slowdown. Madrid also boasts a ...

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Salvador City Review

Salvador is behind its larger peers (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) in Brazil in terms of GDP per capita, but the metropolitan region has shown healthy growth throughout the last decade. Manufacturing in the city is highly dominated by petrochemical, ...

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São Paulo City Review

São Paulo is the number 12 city worldwide in terms of GDP and number 10 in terms of population. Sao Paulo has a successful performance in business services, due to the city's role as the financial centre of Brazil. Continual increases in employment ...

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Paris City Review

Paris metropolitan region is the undisputed economic centre of the country, despite a long-term policy of "métropoles d'équilibre" which focuses on the economic development of France's regional centres. Paris alone is responsible for roughly 40% of ...

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Rio de Janeiro City Review

Among key Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro's tertiary sector is the largest (82% of the city's GVA in 2012). The city benefits from its port, third largest by cargo volume in the country, and flows of international visitors. Research and development ...

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Saint Petersburg City Review

St. Petersburg carries less weight in Russia's economy compared with Moscow; the city adds only 5% to the country's GDP compared with Moscow's 27%. At the same time, St. Petersburg is an important urban agglomeration and has a sizeable affluent ...

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Shanghai City Review

Shanghai may be regarded as China's most advanced city. Its economy is heavily orientated towards services, and growth in wage rates poses challenges to the competitiveness of many manufacturing industries in the city (particularly wage-sensitive ...

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Vienna City Review

In 2012, Vienna produced 38% of Austria's GDP and was home to 2.9 million residents. Skilled immigrants, a high rate of labour force participation, and career-orientated population support the city's strong economic standing. Business services is one...

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