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Passport: Cities Reports

A standardised, fully cross-comparable socio-economic report library covering the worlds' major metropolitan areas. 

Providing insights for strategic planning and future trend prediction, helping the identification of business opportunities and threats in cities representing more than half of the world’s population.

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Including historic data from 2006 to 2015 and forecasts to 2030, the data profiles and analyses economic indicators such as GDP and employment breakdowns, number and types of businesses, full demographic breakdowns, CPI inflation, household incomes, consumer expenditure, possession of household durables, registered vehicles, air pollution, tourist arrivals and more.

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Shanghai City Review

Shanghai is continuing to orientate its focus towards services, especially in the areas of banking and finance, as part of its goal of becoming an international financial centre by 2020. With a population of 24.5 million in 2014, it was the most ...

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Shenzhen City Review

With GDP of US$258 billion in 2014, Shenzhen is the fifth-largest city in China and a major city in the south of Guangdong Province. Shenzhen is home to China's first Special Economic Zone, which has given a major boost to the city's economic ...

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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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Lagos City Review

Lagos is the economic capital of Nigeria. The Lagos State Development Plan 2025 aims to address four key areas of economic growth, infrastructure development, social development and security, and sustainable environment to ensure the metropolis' ...

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Beijing City Review

Beijing is China's administrative and educational centre, while also hosting important manufacturing and research sites. In pursuit of a "headquarters economy", Beijing is aiming to attract more high value-added services into the city. At the same ...

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Guangzhou City Review

Guangzhou is a manufacturing-orientated city, but has over the past few years pushed to become more focused on service-based activities. Services accounted for 65% of total GVA in 2014 compared with 61% in 2009, thanks to growth in the metropolitan ...

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Osaka City Review

Osaka is Japan's second metropolis by population size and economic importance. While the city ranks considerably below Tokyo in terms of overall international significance and attractiveness to multinational corporations, Osaka metropolitan region ...

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Salvador City Review

Salvador lags behind Brazil's key economic centres São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Economic growth has been relatively slow, totalling just 3% in Salvador over 2009-2014, compared to 17% across the rest of Brazil. Yet the industrial structure of the ...

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Sao Paulo City Review

São Paulo's economic success stems from its business services sector, with the city the epicentre of the financial services industry in Brazil. The city's higher labour productivity boosts disposable household income, which was 47% greater than ...

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Tianjin City Review

With its total GDP nearly doubling in size over 2009-2014, Tianjin was the fastest-expanding major city among Euromonitor's key world 126 cities. The metropolitan region is characterised by dominant manufacturing and mining sectors, which generated ...

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Tokyo City Review

Tokyo is the world's largest metropolis, with 37.1 million people in 2014. The city continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate, thanks to incoming migrants attracted by the ample work opportunities. The city currently struggles with inflationary ...

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Nagoya City Review

Nagoya is the third-largest metropolis by economic size in Japan. The city is an industrial power base of the country, home to Japan's key automotive and aircraft clusters. Yet like Japan itself the city's adverse demographic situation, characterised...

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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 2014). Yet Rio de Janeiro experienced only a 1.9% increase in real household disposable incomes over 2009-2014, and the future looks bleak as ...

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Kuala Lumpur City Review

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

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Cairo City Review

Cairo contributed 34% of Egypt's total GDP with 25% of the country's employed population as of 2014. However, internationally, the city's economic footing is shaky: Cairo's labour productivity (GVA per employee) of US$16,300 is one of the lowest ...

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Jakarta City Review

Jakarta is a key commercial, political and business hub of Indonesia. Rapid urbanisation across the country poses serious housing and infrastructure challenges for the local authorities and Jakarta's residents. As the city struggles to catch up with ...

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Mexico City Review

In 2014 Mexico City was among the top 10 largest metropolises in the world with 21 million people. With GVA share from service industries coming to 82% in 2014, Mexico City is one of the most service-focused metropolises in Latin America. However, ...

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Mumbai City Review

Mumbai is India's financial hub and home to Bollywood, one of the world's largest film industries. The city is confidently moving towards higher value added economic activities. Mumbai's average household income (US$15,500 in 2014) is the ...

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Marseille City Review

Marseille is the second most populous metropolis in France, with two million residents in 2014. Business services is the most important sector of the economy, accounting for the largest share of GVA (gross valued added) and 17% of all jobs in 2014. A...

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Doha City Review

Doha is very much the economic heart of Qatar, as in 2014, the city accounted for 70% of the country's GDP. Over 2009-2014, the Qatari capital had the fastest growing metropolitan economy in the Gulf, expanding by an impressive 42% in real terms. The...

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Ljubljana City Review

As a tiny city in Europe, with a population of only 548,000 (2014), Ljubljana is the most important region in Slovenia as it accounts for 37% of the country's total GDP. Thanks to a highly tertiary orientated economy, in light of a much higher ...

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Karachi City Review

Karachi is one of the most populous metropolises worldwide, being home to 25 million people in 2014. Karachi is rapidly growing in population (at 5.8% per year in 2009-2014), yet its living standards remain some of the lowest among the world's major ...

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Lyon City Review

Lyon benefits from a highly service-orientated economy, which thrives in the fields of finance, life sciences, biotechnology and IT. This has led to the average labour productivity level in Lyon exceeding that of the rest of the country by 24% as of ...

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Quito City Review

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador. It contributed 22% of Ecuador's GDP in 2014, making it the second most important city of the country after Guayaquil, which accounted for 24%. A high concentration of tertiary-based sectors in Quito leads to a ...

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Manama City Review

Manama is more service-orientated than most cities in the Gulf. Bahrain actively promotes the diversification of the economic base due to limited oil resources in comparison to other Gulf States. In 2014, 52% of the city's GVA came from service ...

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San Jose City Review

San Jose, Latin America's leading location for outsourcing, accounts for an impressive 63% of Costa Rica's total GDP. Numerous multinationals are attracted to the city for its well-educated and bilingual population. In 2014, disposable income levels ...

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Bangkok City Review

Bangkok is the driving force of Thailand's economy, generating 43% of the country's total GDP in 2014. The city's commercial success is related to its major infrastructure facilities including its seaport and Bangkok International airport. Commerce ...

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Kolkata City Review

Kolkata is one of the poorest major cities of the world, posting the lowest levels of GDP per capita and household disposable income among the 126 major cities analysed by Euromonitor International, in 2014. Nonetheless, its labour productivity was ...

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Delhi City Review

Delhi was one of the fastest growing key metropolises of the world over 2009-2014, with real GDP growth of 57%. Around 89% of local GVA comes from tertiary sectors, particularly from business services and commerce. A significant presence of ...

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Riyadh City Review

Oil-dependent Riyadh derives the largest share (56%) of its GVA from the manufacturing and mining sector. Riyadh's industrial make up is similar to the rest of Saudi Arabia and its labour productivity in 2014 was just 3% greater. Nevertheless, ...

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Zagreb City Review

Zagreb is an important metropolitan region in the Balkans, with a population of 1.1 million, home to 26% of Croatia's inhabitants in 2014. Business services dominate the city's economy in terms of GVA contribution, concentrating a large part of the ...

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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 2014, 72% of Kuwait City's GVA originated in manufacturing and mining, making it one of the least diversified urban economies in the region. ...

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Casablanca City Review

Casablanca is a major economic centre in Morocco. The city's economy, besides serving the trade activities of the country, is also focused on providing outsourced services for French companies. As of 2014, business services and manufacturing ...

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Geneva City Review

Geneva is a high-performing financial centre in Europe, and is also a centre of diplomacy with home to various international organisations including the UN and Red Cross. Geneva had the highest level of labour productivity of any major city in the ...

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Brussels City Review

As the administrative centre of Europe, Brussels boasts an array of well-paid jobs for EU officials, lobbyists, lawyers and financiers. This in turn has led to Brussels possessing labour productivity levels 54% in excess of the rest of the country. ...

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Novosibirsk City Review

With almost two million people in 2014, Novosibirsk is Russia's third-most populous city. In economic size and significance, however, the city ranks well behind Moscow or St Petersburg. At the same time, Novosibirsk, with its relatively ...

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Montevideo City Review

With nearly two million inhabitants in 2014 Montevideo is a relatively small city compared with other capital cities in Latin America. The importance of Montevideo in Uruguay's economy is extremely high, with the city accounting for 61% of national ...

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Lima City Review

Lima has considerable influence on the Peruvian economy, as by 2014 the city accounted for 47% of the country's GDP and concentrated 30% of the nation's inhabitants. The city benefits from a strong commerce sector which accounted for 36% of the ...

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Sydney City Review

Sydney is Australia's largest metropolis, home to 4.6 million people and accounting for 20% of the country's GDP as of 2014. Sydney possesses a high concentration of banks and financial companies with business services contributing 46% of GVA, aided ...

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Zurich City Review

Zurich is a leading financial centre, home to some of the largest banks in the world. In 2014, business services accounted for two fifths of total output and Zurich rivalled cities such as London and New York as a world financial centre. Furthermore,...

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Auckland City Review

Auckland is the largest and most populous region in New Zealand with 1.4 million inhabitants as of 2014. The city is a major trade, transportation and financial services centre in New Zealand. In 2014 Auckland produced 35% of the country's GDP which ...

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Melbourne City Review

Melbourne is a truly global and highly developed city. The continued growth in high value-added sectors - namely business services, which saw its share of GVA rise from 38% to 43% over 2009-2014 - has in part resulted in a 4.7% increase in labour ...

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Moscow City Review

Moscow is the undisputed economic centre of Russia, as well as trade and finance cauldron of the CIS countries. Benefiting from the availability of educated workers, high labour productivity and the concentration of value-added economic activities, ...

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Nairobi City Review

Home to numerous international organisations and companies, Nairobi's importance stretches far beyond Kenya's borders. The city's economy is becoming increasingly oriented towards services: a share of the tertiary sector reached 79% of local GVA in ...

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St Petersburg City Review

Generating 5% of Russian GDP, St Petersburg is the second largest metropolis in the country, a distant second to Moscow (26% of GDP). At the same time, St Petersburg is an important urban agglomeration and has a sizeable affluent population. In 2014,...

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Caracas City Review

With a population of 3.2 million in 2014, Caracas is the largest city in Venezuela. Over 2009-2014, Venezuela's oil revenues did not compensate for mismanagement of the city, as well as the country at large. The city's infrastructure deteriorated and...

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Manchester City Review

Historically a manufacturing capital of the UK, Manchester metropolitan region is now known for its inferior labour productivity, higher unemployment and lower household income compared to the rest of the country. Less than 28% of Manchester's ...

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Stockholm City Review

With GDP of US$173.4 billion, Stockholm ranked first among the Nordic cities, and 12th in Western Europe in 2014. Advanced business services such as IT, biotechnology or banking are only some of the key economic drivers of Stockholm's continued ...

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Athens City Review

In 2014, Athens, the key metropolitan region in Greece, was still coping with the prolonged effects of economic recession, a soaring unemployment rate, and citizen discontent, occasionally leading to riots. Public discontent is not difficult to ...

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Belgrade City Review

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

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