tisdag 17 november 2009 | economics
Near zero projected growth in global GDP for 2009
$1.2 trillion in fdi inflows is projected for 2009, a 29% reducation from 2008. Modest 17% growth is projected for 2010, which should accelerate to 29 % growth in 2011 according to Country Brand Index 2009/Executive summery.
247 million international tourist arrivals from January through April of 2009. This figure is an 8.2 % decline compared with the same period in 2008.
$ 3.0 trillion estimated expenditures for total world personal travel and tourism in 2009, with business travel accounting for an additional $745 billion, These figures represent annual decline of 6.3% and 11.6%, respectively.
• 3.4 % Growth in global GDP was reported, a slowdown from the 4% average growth in global economic output experienced from 2000 to 2007.
• 14 % decline in global FDI inflows, from a high of $2.0 trillion in 2007 to $1.7 trillion in 2008, when developing and transition economies increased their share of FDI by 43%, primarily at the expense of developed nations.
• $ 5.5 trillion in economic activity is forecast for the Travel & Tourism industry, equivalent to 9.4% of the global GDP, and more than 219,810,000 jobs, or 7.6% of total employment.
• 3.3 % decline is estimated for the Travel & Tourism Economy in 2009. After four years of growth averaging 3.6% per annum, GDP growth for the industry slowed to just 1.0% in 2008. A third difficult year is now forecast for 2010, with the Travel & Tourism economy expected to expand by only 0.3%.4
• 924 milion international tourist arrivals for 2008. A total 2% growth compared to 2007 resulted from a 5% increase during the first half of the year and a 1% decline in the second half of the year, compared to the same periods in 2007.
• 4% Growth in real GDP is projected on an average annual basis for the global Travel & Tourism Economy over the next 10 years. Following an expected 3.5% decline in 2009, the industry expansion will add 56 million new Travel
& Tourism jobs worldwide during the next decade.