While confidence remains high, certain segments should take note: the impact of the country's new Sugar Tax remains to be seen, and more and more Malaysians are choosing convenience shopping over supermarkets.
Nielsen provides insight into Japan's economic outlook and retail backdrop.
The financial climate in the city may be low-spirited, but FMCG ecommerce sales are surging and brands can take heart from Singaporeans' love of trying new products.
Shopping behaviour is changing in this Southeast Asian market, with its young population representing potentially vast unlocked opportunities.
Sophisticated online shoppers seek healthier options, diversity in selection and better experience.
Meanwhile, the ageing population is responsible for growth in product categories related to health and wellness.
Brands in New Zealand need to work hard to lure loyal consumers away from their favourite products, in a market where the economic forecast appears tentatively optimistic.
Online shopping is gathering momentum and Singaporean shoppers are increasingly optimistic, finds Nielsen.
Decreased unemployment, rising salaries, and investment in the stock market signal positive sentiment.
Net disposable income is down and consumer confidence remains flat—but there is room for cautious optimism in some corners of the Australian market.
The fastest-growing economy in ASEAN is driving rapid evolution in consumer behaviour.
Koreans want faster and more personalised service, as e-commerce expands into fresh-food categories and home meal services.
Amid the general good news on India's economy, there are a few sticking points—most notably around growing unemployment.
Higher consumption and spread of mobile Internet means Filipino consumers are interacting with brand names like never before.
Though its economy has been stable for a decade, Australia's lower-than-expected growth in 2018 have led to a cautious 2019-2020 forecast.
Nielsen provides insight into South Korea's economic outlook and retail backdrop.
Luxury goods, premium retail experiences and health innovations will get Hong Kong's attention, according to Nielsen.
The digital economy is transforming consumption patterns and has become a key driver of economic growth.
Thanks to a burgeoning middle class and growing digital spend, China's outlook and consumer confidence levels remain optimistic, particularly for local and premium brands.
Australia's shoppers are buying with caution today – but strong avenues for growth are on the horizon.