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Navigating the global economy

Showing signs of recovery, the global economy is projected to double in size by 2032 and nearly double again by 2050. China will outstrip the US by 2017 (measured in terms of purchasing power parity). And India is likely to become the third ‘global economic giant’, a long way ahead of Brazil, which we expect to move up to fourth place, ahead of Japan.

As the emerging economies become bigger and wealthier, demand for services is rising. This phenomenon is already shaping global markets: in 2010, emerging economies spent more than the G7 on imported services for the first time since reliable records began.

What this means for your business

These long-term growth trends present many opportunities and challenges. China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies will become large consumer markets, not just low-cost production centres. And, with annual growth projected to be only 2% in the advanced economies, companies will need to look increasingly to other markets.

The booming trade in services is one area that looks particularly promising. Natural resource constraints, such as those relating to energy use and climate change, will also boost demand for new, greener technologies.

But the emerging markets can be difficult places in which to do business. The ability to understand and adapt to local rules and customs will be essential, as will the right entry strategy and, where appropriate, the right partners. Good relations with local government and regulatory bodies will also be crucial. And, in some cases, the best production centres may not be the largest consumer markets.

 

View our latest Economy research and insights

 

Global Economy Watch March 2015

Eurozone GDP data shows a familiar trend, Germany ends 2014 on a high but France and Italy stumble. Spain leads the charge of the peripheral economies.

Mar 4, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch February 2015

Cheap oil, QE and Greece - what does it all mean?

Feb 9, 2015

 
 

The World in 2050

In our latest World in 2050 report we present economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies, accounting for around 84% of total global GDP.

Feb 9, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch January 2015

Predictions for 2015: Inflation and the Eurozone, falling oil prices and geopolitical risks.

Jan 6, 2015

 
 

Presence to Profitability

PwC’s Growth Markets Centre report, ‘Presence to profitability’, articulates steps to identify and grow profitably with the right partner in growth markets.

Dec 8, 2014

 
 

Global Economy Watch December 2014

Recent data releases have shown that both GDP growth and inflation are slowing in China.

Dec 8, 2014

 
 

Global Economy Watch November 2014

Italy’s labour market is struggling but reforms are on the way. Implications if Italy reforms.

Nov 4, 2014

 
 

The PwC Family Business Survey 2014

Explore growth, succession and global trends impacting family businesses today.

Oct 15, 2014

 
 

Global Economy Watch October 2014

The likely end of QE is the first step in the Fed’s return to normal monetary policy, this will involve raising interest rates...

Oct 3, 2014

 
 

Global Economy Watch September 2014

The unlikely champions: Eurozone periphery grows faster than the core.

Sep 2, 2014