Today’s infographic looks at where GDP growth will come from in the next 15 and 30 years…(the Asia-Pacific region, which currently makes up only 4.8% of the world’s middle-class spending, will balloon to become the biggest spender by far in 2030 at 32.6%, while North America, by comparison, will only increase from 5.5% to 5.8% during that period) and population and life expectancy projections for 32 countries. What does the future hold for your country?
The infographic below was created by raconteur.net where it was originally posted** and then reposted by VisualCapitalist.com with additional copy*.
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