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TitleFAQ: Availability - Global Metro Areas Forecast
AuthorPhillip Thorne

Which cities are included in the Global Metro Areas Forecast?


This information previously appeared in Data Buffet Monthly, 2011-2012, and now appears here for reasons of space and access.

What countries are included? As of March 2012, the Global Metro Areas Forecast covers more than 200 metro areas in 42 countries beyond the U.S., across these regions:

  • Europe - 131 cities in 27 countries - Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the U.K.
  • North America - 41 cities in two countries - Canada and Mexico
  • Asia and Oceania - 32 cities in six countries - Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan
  • South America - three cities in two countries - Brazil and Chile
  • Africa - two cities in one country - South Africa

What about the U.S.? The Global Metro Areas Forecast is distinct from, and shares no areas with, our U.S. Metropolitan Forecast [product]. They are sold separately.

What cities are included? What indicators? For complete lists of areas and concepts in our two global forecast offerings, open the summary grids -- located in the reference files [faq] section and directly linked below.

Global Metro Areas Forecast Global National Forecast

How quickly is the product being expanded?

  • May 2011: 43 areas in 10 European countries
  • July 2011: 55 areas in 13 European countries
  • September 2011: 8 in Australia, 8 in Mexico, 3 in South Korea
  • October 2011: 28 in Canada, 1 in Finland
  • December 2011: 4 in Taiwan
  • January 2012: 7 in Japan
  • February 2012: 1 in Australia (IAUS_MGOL), 3 in New Zealand; dollar-valued GDP