How are various economies in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region expected to fare in the next five years in these four key indicators: real GDP, inward foreign direct investment (FDI), per capita consumption, and average worker compensation?
Use our indicator dashboard below to create custom data charts showing how different APEC economies fare against the key economic indicators of GDP, FDI, Per-capita spending and Average compensation.
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GDP growth is critical for economic stability and improving society through initiatives like green growth and food security, yet global and APEC real GDP growth slowed to about 2% from 2008 to 2011.
Which economies are expected to lead APEC to solid growth approaching 4% through 2017
APEC mature economies are expected to sustain growth above 2.5% through 2017.
APEC fast growing economies are expected to contribute most to growth above 5% through 2017
China, Viet Nam and Indonesia are expected to lead continued rapid growth across APEC Asian economies through 2017.
View the differing growth expectations across the Asia Big 3 economies through 2017.
Inward foreign direct investment provides an economy with foreign capital, technology and job opportunities. Attracting foreign direct investment reflects increasing economic integration, enhanced supply chains and growth opportunities.
Foreign direct investment flowing annually into APEC economies is expected to increase almost 50% by 2017, led by investments into Asia.
View the moderate expectations for APEC mature economies to attract foreign direct investment.
Expectations for foreign direct investment to increase more than 50% in APEC fast growing economies by 2017, led by growing investment into Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, and Viet Nam
Foreign direct investment in APEC Asia economies is expected to range from increasing sharply in Republic of Korea and Hong Kong to stagnating in others.
Foreign direct investment into Republic of Korea is expected to triple by 2017, while increasing more than 50% in China.
Hopes are pinned on growing consumer markets, especially those in fast growing economies, to drive the next period of global growth.
Asia is expected to lead APEC per capita consumption to grow at above a 5% clip through 2017.
APEC mature economies are expected to increase per capita consumption at a moderate rate similar to GDP growth through 2017.
Average compensation in APEC fast- growing economies is expected to grow more than 10% annually through 2017, led by China, Indonesia, and Korea.
APEC Asia is positioned to increase its per capita consumption by more than 7% annually through 2017.
Per capita consumption across Asia Big 3 economies is expected to run the gamut from stagnating to surging through 2017.
Rising worker compensation drives a country's growing purchasing power, but can also reflect increasing costs that make the country less competitive in global trade.
Average compensation is expected to grow at an annual clip of at least 5% in a third of APEC economies through 2017, led by Asia and Russia.
The US is expected to lead average compensation growth in APEC mature economies through 2017.
APEC fast growing economies are expected to accelerate global demand with annual per capita consumption growth above 10% through 2017.
Average compensation in APEC Asia is expected to grow nearly 10% annually through 2017, despite annual growth of 1% or less for a quarter of the economies.
Average compensation is expected to go on sharply different paths across Asia Big 3 economies through 2017.