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Frost & Sullivan's Top Emerging Markets List, 2019

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Frost & Sullivan's Top Emerging Markets List, 2019
Published: April 19, 2019 Content info: 46 Pages

A Data-driven Index to Highlight Promising Business Destinations for 2019

In the context of a global economic and business environment, emerging markets have increasingly been taking center-stage in the growth strategies of businesses across the globe, with GDP growth rates across emerging markets outpacing that of developed economies. With accelerated middle-class expansion and a large and growing working-age population, it is a remarkable consumption story in the emerging markets, where investors are increasingly being taking advantage of. Moreover, prudent governance in emerging markets through the provision of state-of-the-art infrastructure and attractive business measures also works as a prime growth enabler.

Index Methodology:

The concept of go-to emerging markets, however, is an ever-changing one, in the light of heightened volatility in the financial markets, looming geopolitical concerns, increasing competitions, and changing business needs. In this context, Frost & Sullivan annually monitors global emerging markets using a comprehensive, data-driven indexing approach to identify emerging market front-runners, transforming emerging markets, as well as fledgling emerging markets. Following the release of the 2017 and 2018 Emerging Markets List, Frost & Sullivan has now developed the 2019 Emerging Markets List to help companies develop a systematic and proactive approach to emerging market expansion.

A Frost & Sullivan Emerging Market should fulfil the following 3 criteria:

  • Nominal GDP for 2019, based on projections by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), should be $25 billion and more.
  • Total population for 2019, based on projections by the IMF, should be more than 5 million.
  • GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP) for 2019, based on projections by the IMF, should not be more than $35,000.

Based on the fulfilment of these three criteria, 64 emerging countries were chosen and a ranking system was applied to these countries.

Regional coverage includes Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents
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Table of Contents


Executive Summary

  • Why Emerging Markets?
  • 2019 Growth Sentiment in Emerging Markets by Region
  • Research Overview
  • Global Hot Spots-Key Emerging Markets, 2019

Market Definitions and Research Methodology

  • Frost & Sullivan's Definition of an Emerging Market
  • Index Methodology-How Does the Model Work?
  • Emerging Markets List, 2019-Pillars
  • Emerging Markets, 2019-Indicators

Why Emerging Markets?

  • Macroeconomic Factors Supporting Emerging Markets
  • Demographic Factors Supporting Emerging Markets
  • Smartphone in Emerging Markets

Index Results

  • Global Rank, 2019
  • Global Rank, 2019 (continued)
  • Emerging Markets-Categories by Region and Description
  • Regional Rank, 2019
  • Regional Rank, 2019 (continued)
  • Emerging Markets-Categories by GDP Bracket
  • Rank by GDP Brackets, 2019
  • Rank by GDP Brackets, 2019 (continued)

Country Case Studies

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Thailand


  • Key Conclusions
  • Legal Disclaimer


  • List of Exhibits
  • List of Exhibits (continued)

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