Which types of shocks threaten your industry the most?
We analysed 23 industry value chains to assess their exposure to pandemics, cyberattacks, geophysical events, heat stress, flooding, and trade disputes. Flip through the resulting index to see how your industry would be affected by each type of shock.
To read the report, see “Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains,” August 6, 2020.
Australian attitudes represent middle ground on lingering economic effects of pandemic
Our July COVID-19 Consumer Pulse surveys showed Australian consumers to be the most evenly distributed of any country in their attitudes about the economy. Sixty percent are unsure about an economic recovery, believing the pandemic’s economic effects will linger for six to 12 months or more, while 20 % each are more optimistic or more pessimistic.
To read the article, see “Australia’s next normal: The cautious consumer,” August 13, 2020.
More stringent lockdowns are not necessarily worse for GDP
Our analysis shows that the actual or expected drop in GDP through June of this year, across OECD countries, is not as tightly correlated with the stringency of societal lockdowns, or their length, as one might have assumed.
To read the article, see “COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods,” August 17, 2020.
Asian–Pacific Gen Zers like being connected—but there’s a disconnect
Except in China, Gen Zers in Asia–Pacific spend more time on their phones than millennials and Gen Xers, according to our survey of more than 16,000 consumers in the region. But their opinions vary by country on whether this is socially detrimental.
To read the article, see “What makes Asia−Pacific’s Generation Z different?,” June 29, 2020.
After a severe disruption, micromobility is set for a strong comeback
The shared and private micromobility industry (bicycles, e-scooters, and mopeds) suffered pretty badly during lockdowns, with ridership declining 60 to 70 %. But changes in consumer sentiment and policy over the next few years could drive a 5 to 10 % increase over prepandemic levels.
To read the article, see “The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis,” July 16, 2020.