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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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City Review

St 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 26%. At the same time, St. Petersburg is an important urban agglomeration and has a sizeable affluent ...

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Kiev City Review

Kiev is a large Eastern European city with 3.6 million people, but its economic potential is yet to be tapped. Compared to its peer metropolises in the wider region, GDP per capita is relatively low in the city. Despite its poor economic standing on ...

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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 2013, 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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Seoul City Review

With 24 million inhabitants in 2013, Seoul is the world's fourth-largest metropolitan area. The city has its sights on becoming a leading business hub in North-east Asia. Its strengths lie in a hard-working and educated workforce and superb ...

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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 40% of France's ...

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Rio de Janeiro City Review

Among key Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro has the largest tertiary sector (82% of the city's GVA in 2013). The city benefits from its port and flows of international visitors. Research and development activities are also concentrated in Rio de ...

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Bangalore City Review

IT has made Bangalore. High-tech activities are a driving force of the city's success: over 2008-2013 metropolitan real GDP expanded by 31%, while population increased by 17% - the greatest increase among India's major cities. Yet, like any boomtown,...

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Nagoya City Review

Nagoya is the third largest metropolis by economic size in Japan. Worldwide, the city is an important consumer market, with US$195 billion in consumer expenditure in 2013 (ranking number 15 among 126 key cities of the world). The city is an ...

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Kolkata City Review

A long-lasting economic laggard among Indian cities, Kolkata, is hoping for a positive transformation. In 2013 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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Warsaw City Review

In terms of GDP Warsaw is the largest urban economy in Poland and the third-largest in Eastern Europe (after Moscow and St. Petersburg). Warsaw's GDP per capita exceeds the rest of the country more than twice. Thanks to strong economic standing ...

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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 (82% in...

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Rotterdam City Review

Rotterdam is Europe's key transportation hub, relying heavily on the activities of its seaport. Unfortunately, even the record performance of Rotterdam port did not provide enough jobs, as over 2008-2013 the city faced decreasing household income and...

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Vienna City Review

In 2013, 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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Hamburg City Review

In 2013, Hamburg metropolitan area produced 5% of Germany's GDP and was home to 3.2 million people, making it one of the key urban agglomerations in the country. Hamburg's seaport, the second-largest in Europe, serves as a vital export link for ...

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Munich City Review

Munich is a major centre of manufacturing and business services in Germany with high-tech factories, banks and IT firms. The city benefits from a high concentration of skilled employees and qualified immigrants who are successfully integrated into ...

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Frankfurt City Review

Frankfurt is the fourth-largest metropolis in Germany in terms of GDP, trailing Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Known as Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt boasts the highest share of GDP originating in the business services sector (41% in 2013) ...

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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. São 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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Milan City Review

Milan metropolitan region produced 12% of the country's GDP and was home to 4.5 million people in 2013. Beyond doubt, creative industries contribute significantly to the economy: Milan is the leading fashion capital in Italy, with many well-known ...

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Rome City Review

Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world thanks to its historic heritage and well-developed infrastructure. The city is also Italy's second-largest local economy, after Milan, producing 9% of the country's GDP. Rome's strong appeal ...

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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$12,800 in 2013) is the third-highest in India ...

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Oslo City Review

Oslo, in contrast to the rest of Norway, mainly relies on business services in generating its income. For example, almost half of the country's research and development activities are concentrated in Oslo. Due to strong economic standing of the city,...

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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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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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San Francisco City Review

San Francisco is a sophisticated knowledge-based economy. Its leading industries include IT and software, life sciences, biotech, clean technology and financial services. The high-tech industry is expected to sustain the city's GDP growth to 2018. ...

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Lagos City Review

Back in the 1970s Lagos was considered so overcrowded that plans were made to move the official capital of Nigeria to a purpose-built city. Regardless of any urban planning attempts, Lagos continued sprawling, with 70% of its population living with ...

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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, but rapid urbanisation across the country poses serious...

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Madrid City Review

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

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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 2013, London is home to ...

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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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Dubai City Review

Dubai, a renowned business and tourist destination, saw its population leap from 3.6 to 5.2 million over 2008-2013. 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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Copenhagen City Review

In economic terms Copenhagen is among the top 10 Western European growth cities. With the trading links to other European markets, the city is the leading hub of commerce in Denmark. Exports comprised 43% of Copenhagen's GDP in 2013. Among Western ...

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Barcelona City Review

Barcelona is the leading industrial hub of Spain. The city generates 18% 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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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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Helsinki City Review

Helsinki is as an essential participant in Finland's economy, with the busiest port in the country and a strong position in services. The city also benefits from great labour productivity. In 2013 Helsinki accounted for 38% of Finland's GDP and was ...

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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 2013. 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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Vancouver City Review

In 2013, Vancouver was home to 2.4 million people, and thanks to Canada's liberal immigration policies and well-promoted liveability of the city, the city's population is rapidly growing. Vancouver is also an expensive city in which to live in ...

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Dublin City Review

Dublin could be rightfully called the engine of Ireland's economy, with banking, financial management and IT services concentrated in the city. Recent years (2008-2013), however, have been ruinous to the city's economy: Dublin lost the largest share ...

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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 its international importance and attractiveness to multinational corporations, the Osaka metropolitan region hosts ...

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Miami City Review

In 2013, Miami registered the second largest share of GVA derived from services among world's major cities, with commerce accounting for 28% of Miami's GVA. Miami's economy is greatly shaped by the area's attractiveness to tourists and its role as a ...

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Los Angeles City Review

With 13.1 million inhabitants in 2013, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. The city concentrates television and film production, and is often referred to as the world's entertainment capital. Besides creative industries, well-developed ...

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Phoenix City Review

Phoenix is one of the major economic centres in the US Southwest thanks to its good geographic location, trade and tourism activities. The city is also a hub of outsourced activities in business services. Strong economic potential, cheap housing and ...

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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 2013, GVA produced per employee was 17% higher in the city than in the rest of the ...

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Delhi City Review

Delhi is a fast developing metropolis. Over 2008-2013 its economy expanded by 53% 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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Boston City Review

Boston is a highly innovative, knowledge-based economy, with a GDP of US$347 billion in 2013. Finance, professional services, healthcare and education are thriving industries in the metropolis. Yet, despite Boston's abundant job opportunities and ...

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Tunis City Review

Tunis is a competitive economic hub in the Middle East and North Africa region. As of 2013 the city contributed 37% to Tunisia's total GDP and was home to almost a quarter of the country's population. Revolutionary 2011 brought some disruption to ...

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Montreal City Review

Montreal stands out in Canada for its scientific, retailing and logistics potential. The city continues growing both in terms of population and GDP. The Port of Montreal, the second biggest container handling port in the country, is an important hub ...

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Berlin City Review

Due to its communist legacy, Berlin has traditionally been a laggard among German cities. Nonetheless, thanks to decades of federal investment projects, rising tourism and growing interest in its real estate, Berlin is finally taking its grip and ...

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New York City Review

New York is the world's leading city by business services GVA - not least thanks to the thriving finance industry in the city. The high-value-added jobs in business services and high labour productivity make the city's population the most affluent in...

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Cairo City Review

A prominent trade and tourist hub, Cairo contributes 35% of Egypt's total GDP, with 24% of the country's employed population as of 2013. However, internationally, the city's economic footing is shaky: Cairo's labour productivity (or GDP per employee)...

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