Total global consumer spending tops $46.4 trillion. This market is assessed by region, country, and sector in International Consumer Markets 2016-2017. Fifteen countries account for 75% of global GDP; the economy of each exceeds $1 trillion. International Consumer Markets 2016-2017 presents a comprehensive analyses of the marketplace in these countries (excluding the U.S.). Analyses is also presented for eight regions: Africa, the Arab States of the Gulf, the Caribbean, Central Asia-Europe, the European Union, Latin America, Nordic Countries, and Southeast Asia. Countries are indexed and ranked based on consumer confidence, economic growth, global competitiveness, market attractiveness, market risk, market saturation, quality of life, and 14 other characteristics. The scope of the global consumer includes wealth, discretionary spending, spending on luxury goods, and growth in the middle class. Analyses also include global cities, emerging economies, and urbanization. Profiles of global market leaders are presented and over 900 website links - directly embedded into the electronic edition - will direct you to additional market research and other resources. Appendices provide contact information for hundreds of market resources.