The McKinssey Week in Charts

 

How do we ketchup?

January 9, 2023

Looking at the journey of tomatoes in developed countries reveals some grim data. Out of every 100 tomatoes, only 59 to 72 make it to a store shelf, report senior partners Clarisse Magnin and Björn Timelin and coauthors. In the developing world, the numbers are grimmer: only 35 to 58 make it to the store. Click through the interactive to see more about tomatoes’ journey.

 

 

 

 

 

To read the article, see “Reducing food loss: What grocery retailers and manufacturers can do,” September 7, 2022.

 

Different paths, but a common goal

January 18, 2023

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting—is in full swing through January 20. All this week, our daily charts will focus on some of the key themes of the event, including resilience, sustainability, reimagining globalization, inclusion, and space. For more, see McKinsey and the World Economic Forum 2023.”

To get the energy transition on track—and fend off the worst effects of climate change—renewables need to scale up globally. Annual solar and wind installed capacity will need to nearly triple, from approximately 180 gigawatts (GW) of average yearly installed capacity in 2016–21 to more than 520 GW by 2030, according to senior partners Daniel Pacthod, Hamid Samandari, and Humayun Tai and co-authors. Different accelerations are needed across global regions.

To read the report, see “The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action,” December 15, 2022.

 

A granular look at human progress

January 17, 2023

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting—is in full swing through January 20. All this week, our daily charts will focus on some of the key themes of the event, including resilience, sustainability, reimagining globalization, inclusion, and space. For more, see “McKinsey and the World Economic Forum 2023.”

Measuring human progress requires an up-close approach. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) portioned the world into 40,000 microregions to assess the development of human health and economic prosperity over the past two decades. Chair of insights and ecosystems and chair of MGI Sven Smit and co-authors found notable gains in life expectancy and GDP per capita in large swaths of the globe, though some parts of sub-Saharan Africa experienced declines in economic prosperity.

 

To read the article, see “Pixels of progress: A granular look at human development around the world,” December 7, 2022.

 

Winning at the margins

January 16, 2023 Davos

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting—is in full swing through January 20. All this week, our daily charts will focus on some of the key themes of the event, including resilience, sustainability, reimagining globalization, inclusion, and space. For more, see “McKinsey and the World Economic Forum 2023.”

A look at how leading US companies handled the global financial crisis of 2007–11 could provide valuable lessons for leaders confronting today’s uncertainties. One such lesson: focus on margins. According to findings by managing partner, North America, Asutosh Padhi and colleagues, improving margins early during the Great Recession produced bigger gains in performance than early-cycle revenue growth did.

To read the article, see “Planning for 2023: How US-based businesses can succeed when capital and talent are constrained,” December 16, 2022

 

Two wheels keep on turning

January 13, 2023

Increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) will shake up the auto landscape over the next ten years. Senior partner Rajat Dhawan and coauthors note that consumers in India who make the switch to EVs may opt for more economical two- and three-wheel vehicles. Sales of these vehicle types in that country could reach 70 percent within the decade.

To read the report, see “The future of mobility: Transforming to be ahead of the opportunity,” October 31, 2022.

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