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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

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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Bangalore City Review

High-tech activities are a driving force behind the city's success: Over 2009-2014 metropolitan real GDP expanded by 36%, while the population increased by 16% - the most significant increase among India's major cities. Yet, like any boomtown, ...

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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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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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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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Jerusalem City Review

With a total population of just over one million in 2014, Jerusalem is the third most populous metropolis in Israel, after Tel Aviv and Haifa. Between 2009 and 2014, real GDP in Jerusalem rose by almost 4% per year, to US$25.8 billion, largely due to...

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Cape Town City Review

Cape Town is the second largest metropolis in South Africa in terms of GDP and population, trailing Johannesburg. The city is admired for its access to both the Indian and Atlantic oceans, beautiful sights and bustling nightlife. Cape Town is often ...

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Birmingham City Review

Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with 3.5 million residents as of 2014. It also has one of the largest manufacturing economies among the major UK metropolises. However, its strong reliance on manufacturing (16%...

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Bratislava City Review

With its superior labour productivity and low unemployment rate Bratislava is a star performer of the Slovakian economy. In 2014 Bratislava accounted for 28% of national GDP, with high inflows of foreign direct investment and proximity to the strong ...

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Leeds City Review

Leeds is one the fastest growing financial and legal centres in the UK; a testimony to the city's transition from manufacturing to a service-based economy during the 20th century. Although manufacturing still accounts for a sizeable chunk of the ...

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Johannesburg City Review

Johannesburg is the key financial centre in South Africa and the third largest metropolitan economy in the continent, with total GDP of US$59 billion, exceeded only by Cairo and Lagos. It is also one of the most affluent metropolitan regions in ...

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Almaty City Review

Almaty is Kazakhstan's foremost economic centre, accounting for 20% of the country's GDP and 12% of its population in 2014. Despite losing its capital status to Astana in 1997, Almaty remains the largest city in Kazakhstan, and is a major commercial ...

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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 2014 Lisbon was ...

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Santiago City Review

Santiago is the leading business services hub in Chile and concentrates many of its entities in financial intermediation and insurance activities. Santiago also hosts the country's richest companies engaged in mining, energy and engineering ...

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Guatemala City City Review

With GDP of US$18.7 billion in 2014 Guatemala City is the capital and economic centre of the Republic of Guatemala, but is haunted by violence and poverty. Guatemala's civil war ended in 1996, but the capital is still overwhelmed by neglected slum ...

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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 strong economic performance. In 2014 Bucharest ...

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Glasgow City Review

With total GDP of US$65 billion in 2014, Glasgow is one of the largest metropolitan economies in the UK, and a major economic powerhouse of Scotland. Over 2009-2014, the city experienced growth in its business services, although positive developments...

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Amman City Review

Over 2009-2014 Jordan's capital city, Amman, was one of the fastest growing economies in the Middle East region with an average annual GDP growth rate of 3.3%. With no oil deposits to boast, Amman relies on services, particularly tourism, IT and ...

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Guayaquil City Review

Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador, ahead of the capital Quito, in terms of population. Guayaquil's economic importance is primarily based on its seaport, which handles more than half of Ecuador's exports and imports. Cyclical periods of ...

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Antwerp City Review

Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and similarly, the second most important consumer market in the country after Brussels. The port of Antwerp plays a significant part in Belgium's economy as it was the second largest seaport in Europe, ...

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Baku City Review

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, plays a dominant role in the national economy, accounting for 72% of GDP as of 2014. As the city benefits from significant oil wealth, almost 70% of its US$52 billion GVA is generated by mining and manufacturing ...

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Manila City Review

Manila is an economic centre of the Philippines, with bustling activities in commerce, finance and outsourced business services. Since 2009 GDP per capita in the city grew by 23% in real value terms to reach US$5,690 in 2014, which was more than ...

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Tel Aviv City Review

Tel Aviv metropolis is Israel's economic engine, contributing over half of the national GDP: US$159 billion in 2014. Innovation is an important part of Tel Aviv's development, as it drives the city's labour productivity and brings new comforts to its...

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Gothenburg City Review

Advanced logistic services, as well as developed chemical and petrochemical industries are some of key drivers behind Gothenburg's economic growth. Reliance on trade and transportation makes the city vulnerable to import-export dynamics, but growing ...

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Budapest City Review

Budapest is the economic centre of Hungary, benefiting from its strategic position in Europe: the city's central geographic location, connections by highways and inland commercial port provide easy access to major European markets. In 2014 the city ...

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Global Briefing

Cities for Success

Already the world’s population is highly urbanised and 67% of the world will live in cities by 2050. Connectivity is critical for these city economies to grow and tourism to flourish, and so governments continue to invest heavily in infrastructure. ...

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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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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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