Forecast: Global Metropolitan Areas

Insights into the current and expected economic conditions of metropolitan areas worldwide.

Global Metro Areas offers comprehensive insight on the current and expected economic conditions of metropolitan areas worldwide, produced by our global team of economists and data specialists located in London, Prague, Sydney and West Chester. Our expertise lies in understanding local economic conditions and gathering the best data available from authoritative sources with the highest frequency possible. We then link it together with key economic drivers to produce forecasts that are updated monthly.


  • Identify, compare and evaluate investment opportunities worldwide
  • Analyze trends in demand drivers of commercial real estate markets
  • Plan expansion and resource allocation to position in regions expected to outperform
  • Manage exposure to potential risks in areas with weakening labor and housing markets
  • Incorporate regional drivers for service area models
  • Measure the impact of external shocks on regional economies

Who Benefits From Global Metro Areas?

  • Commercial real estate investors, developers and managers
  • Building and construction industry
  • Retail banks, and commercial and consumer lenders
  • Risk managers
  • Strategic planning and marketing teams
  • Utility and energy firms
  • Sovereign and sub-sovereign debt investors
  • National, regional, and local governments

Key Features

  • Forecasts updated monthly, with a 10 year forecast horizon.
  • Consistent in core measures for comparability across metro economies worldwide.
  • Forecasts of key indicators that drive sub-national economies, including all fundamental demand drivers of commercial real estate activities:
    • Employment, wages and output
    • Unemployment rate
    • Personal income
    • Labor force
    • Population, net migration, births and deaths
    • Consumer prices
    • Real estate supply and prices
  • Monthly documentation of forecast assumptions and updates to the outlook, as well as timely analysis of key trends impacting metropolitan economies.
  • Direct access to our economists and data specialists by phone, email, or chat for support and queries.
  • Complete product support by Moody's Analytics Client Services, available 12 hours each business day.
  • Forecast and historical data series delivery through our powerful Data Buffet platform.


  • U.S./Canada
    • U.S.: All metros and counties
    • Canada: Abbotsford, Barrie, Brantford, Calgary, Edmonton, Greater Sudbury, Guelph, Halifax, Hamilton, Kelowna, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Moncton, Montréal, Oshawa, Ottawa-Gatineau, Peterborough, Québec, Regina, Saguenay, Saint John, Saskatoon, Sherbrooke, St. Catharines-Niagara, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Trois-Rivières, Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor, Winnipeg
    Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Austria: Graz, Linz, Wien (Vienna)
    • Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Liege
    • Bulgaria: Sofia
    • Czech Republic: Brno, Ostrava, Pilsen, Prague,
    • Denmark: East Jutland (Arhus), Copenhagen
    • Estonia: Tallinn
    • Finland: Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku,
    • France: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Rouen & Le Havre, Strasbourg, Toulouse
    • Germany: Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Bremen, Chemnitz, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Halle, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Ruhrgebiet, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart
    • Greece: Athens, Thessaloniki
    • Hungary: Budapest, Gyor, Szekesfehervar
    • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Waterford
    • Italy: Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona
    • Latvia: Riga
    • Lithuania: Vilnius
    • The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht
    • Norway: Bergen, Drammen, Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg, Grenland, Haugesund, Kristiansan, Mjøsa, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim
    • Poland: Krakow, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw
    • Portugal: Lisbon
    • Romania: Brasov, Bucharest
    • Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg
    • Slovak Republic: Bratislava, Kosice
    • Slovenia: Ljubljana
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg
    • Spain: Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Madrid, Malaga, Oviedo-Gijon-Aviles, Sevilla, Valencia, Zaragoza
    • Sweden: Greater Gothenburg, Greater Malmö, Greater Stockholm
    • Switzerland: Basel, Geneva-Lausanne, Zurich
    • Turkey: Istanbul
    • Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev, Odessa
    • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle
    Asia/Pacific (Expansion to 60 cities in progress)
    • Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
    • China: Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin
    • Hong Kong SAR (China)
    • Japan: Chukyo, Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, Hiroshima, Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe, Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo
    • New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
    • Singapore
    • South Korea: Busan, Daegu, Seoul
    • Taiwan (China): Chiayi, Hsinchu, Tainan, Taipei-Keelung
    Latin & Central America (Expansion to 40 cities in progress)
    • Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
    • Chile: Santiago
    • Mexico: Guadalajara, Leon, Monterrey, Mexico City, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana, Toluca
  • Variables: Include standard national income accounts (GDP) as well as trade, government, households, business investments, financial markets, demographics, prices, and more
  • Periodicity: Quarterly
  • Updates: Monthly
  • Forecast: 10 years