A Closer Look at Asia’s New Economic Force: The Middle Class  


Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. Companies that neglect these new markets risk missing out as much as 70 percent of global GDP growth between now and 2025. McKinsey Global Institute taps into its database to reveal interesting city-specific highlights and patterns. Which of them will contribute the largest number of children or elderly to the world’s population? Which will rank among the top 25 cities by per capita GDP? The link leaders readers to an interactive map, which allows you to select a city, click on the desired data fields, and leads to a powerful app that corporate strategists, urban planners, economic historians, and geography buffs alike can use for understanding GDP, population, and income levels now and in 2025.

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