TMT Predictions 2019

1_7_00zPMvzx_aNuGPP4pIOQIn this report we identify the top 30 themes impacting the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Sector this year, offering a series of predictions and identifies the likely winners and losers for each theme. Among the major themes for 2019 are artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, 5G, virtual and augmented reality, and regulation.

Cyrus Mewawalla, Head of Thematic Research at GlobalData, commented:

“Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. At GlobalData, we have developed a unique thematic research ecosystem designed to take a holistic view of the big themes that impact companies across all industries.”

The graphic below depicts GlobalData’s 2019 TMT theme map. It highlights the big themes that are driving share prices for TMT companies and is the result of a series of interviews with senior industry executives and investors, reflecting an up-to-date view of the issues that keep them awake at night. This theme maps cover not only disruptive tech themes but also macroeconomic and regulatory themes.


2019 TMT Prediction Highlights:

  • Artificial Intelligence:
    The discussion around AI will become more balanced this year, although lurid media headlines will continue to whip up controversy and distort public perceptions of AI capabilities. The extent to which AI technologies have already embedded themselves into our everyday lives will become increasingly apparent, giving greater impetus to discussions around ethical concerns. However, concrete proposals to tackle issues such as privacy, consent, and bias will prove elusive.
  • Blockchain: 
    Most enterprise blockchain initiatives will fail as corporations discover that blockchain is not, in fact, magic. A key predictor of failure will be the way in which the project is described internally. If it is referred to as “the blockchain project” it will almost certainly fail, whereas those organizations that launch projects with a business outcome in mind stand a far higher chance of success.
  • 5G: 
    2019 will be the year of multiple 5G commercial launches, but with limited adoption due to minimal coverage, poor device availability and a lack of clearly differentiated 5G consumer use cases. By the end of the year, GlobalData estimates that there will be 7 million 5G subscriptions worldwide, representing just 0.08% of the global total.
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality:
    VR and AR will not cross the chasm from early adopters and special use cases to the mass market in 2019, due to a lack of both content and reasonably-priced headsets and eyewear. AR will remain tightly integrated with iOS and Android smartphones. Mobile AR use cases will expand beyond games into areas like sport, health monitoring, marketing and merchandising.
  • Regulation: 
    The debate over how to ensure a better regulated and democratic internet will gain centre stage in 2019. Between China’s digital protectionism and the light-touch regulation of the US, the main initiatives will come from Europe and will target big tech companies in a number of key areas, such as tax avoidance, data privacy, legal status as a content platform, copyright, and net neutrality.


TMT Predictions 2019 – Thematic Research

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Automotive Aftermarket – Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

AftermarketGlobal Automotive Aftermarket Industry Guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: sector size (value and volume 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the sector.

Key Highlights:

The global automotive aftermarket sector is expected to generate total revenues of $1,005.8bn in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% between 2014 and 2018.

Sector consumption volume is forecast to increase with a CAGR of 3.6% between 2014 and 2018, to reach a total of 21,296.5 million units in 2018.

Globally, the average age of vehicles is increasing; this has helped provide the aftermarket with an increasing amount of customers who are seeking to enhance the performance of their vehicles.

Key Questions Answered –

  • What was the size of the global automotive aftermarket sector by value in 2018?
  • What will be the size of the global automotive aftermarket sector in 2023?
  • What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the global automotive aftermarket sector?
  • How has the sector performed over the last five years?
  • What are the main segments that make up the global automotive aftermarket sector?


Automotive Aftermarket Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide 2013-2022

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Published: Jan 2019
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Governance, Risk and Compliance


GlobalData presents latest Insurance report series on Governance, Risk and Compliance – providing detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The reports specify various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

Each report brings together GlobalData’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The reports also include the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

New Countries added to the Series

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What’s in it for clients?
Each report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry, including –

  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance products in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.


Governance, Risk and Compliance

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Published: 2019-18
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Global Construction Outlook to 2022 – Q4 2018 Update

GlobalData has revised downwards the forecast for growth in the global construction industry over the forecast period (2018-2022) to an annual average of 3.4% from 3.6% previously. The revision primarily reflects a weaker estimated outturn in 2018 in China and South Korea, which has pulled the forecast for growth in North-East Asia to 3.4%, as well as a flatter growth trend in the US. In real value terms (measured at constant 2017 prices and US$ exchange rates), global construction output is forecast to rise to US$12.9 trillion in 2022, up from US$10.9 trillion in 2017.

In the US, President Trump hopes to speed up growth in the US economy by cutting taxes, slashing regulation and increasing infrastructure spending; so far, however, much of Trump’s economic agenda has not made it through Congress. GlobalData remains bearish over the political reality of the expanded US$1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, and does not expect to see such an enormous investment. Nevertheless, the construction outlook for the US in 2018-2019 remains solid, and GlobalData expects to see ongoing investment in the sector over the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific region will continue to account for the largest share of the global construction industry, given that it includes the large markets of China, Japan and India. The pace of growth will slow, however, given the projected slowdown in China’s construction industry as well as weakness in South Korea. China’s government is expected to try to curb excessive investment and avoid a disorderly debt crisis, and as such is likely to reduce its spending on major infrastructure projects.

Global Construction Outlook to 2022 – Q4 2018 Update

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Applications of Virtual Reality in Retail Industry


VR eliminates time and space limitations, and allows retailers to reach a wider audience. The virtual stores also allow shoppers from more remote areas to gain access to their favourite brands and products.

VR provides a completely immersive experience, with stores and products displayed in three dimensions in front of the user, on virtual shelves in the virtual store. Once the product is in front of them, consumers can get a truer sense of the look and style of the product.

VR enables retailers to not only strengthen their online business by offering a completely immersive, near-reality experience, but also promotes their brands and products to shoppers.

Virtual store technology is predicted to change ‘traditional’ retail completely. Online retail offers easy accessibility to products and brands, but doesn’t allow users to experience the actual look and size of the product in a 3D environment.

Virtual stores though enable shoppers to explore the vast range of products and also enables retailers to reach out to shoppers in remote areas without requiring new physical stores or additional staff. Virtual guide, an added feature in virtual stores, provides details of the products and their manufacturing background thus eliminating the need for additional staff support.

The report covers –

  • Areas of application of Virtual Reality in Retail Industry
  • Opportunities & Challenges in applications of Virtual Reality in Retail Industry
  • In-store Technology Advancements & Trends
  • Marketing & Promotions Case Studies
  • Virtual Stores & Payment Solutions


Applications of Virtual Reality in Retail Industry

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Published: January 2019
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Biopower Market: Global Market Analysis to 2030


Europe has been the region with the largest biopower capacity for a long time. Early development of technology and large mechanized farms generating predictable feedstock supplies, have kept Europe in this position. Asia-Pacific, however, had a significant increase in installed capacity during 2011-2018.

By 2019, Asia-Pacific is expected to exceed in Europe in terms of capacity and become the largest biopower region as more Asian countries add capacities and European capacity stagnates at its already high levels.


Report Coverage:

  • Market study at a global level and for twelve countries including: the US, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Finland and the UK.
  • Coverage of the key growth drivers and challenges related to each country’s biopower market, and the market’s influence on the environment and the country’s economy.
  • Historic (2006-2018) and forecast data (2019-2030) for cumulative and annual installed biopower capacity.
  • Average capital cost and market size for the 2010-2017 period, and forecast for the 2019-30 period.
  • Feedstock availability and potential; cumulative capacity segmentation by feedstock type; and a list of major operational biopower plants for each of the twelve key countries.
  • Market drivers and restraints for each of the twelve key countries.


Use this report to facilitate decision making by analyzing market data on the biopower sector. Develop strategies based on developments in the market and identify key business-development avenues, based on an understanding of the trends in the market. 


Biopower Market: Global Market Analysis to 2030

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Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance in HongKong

insurance.m3-w800-16-9GlobalData’s Strategic Market Intelligence reports provide key trends and opportunities to 2022, within the Insurance industries for key countries across the globe. Today’s set of reports provide a detailed outlook by product category on the Hong Kong Insurance Market.

Reports Info

Get a detailed outlook on the General insurance, Life insurance and Reinsurance segment of Hong Kong, including values for key performance indicators such as written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, total assets, total investment income and net earned premium during the review period (2013-2017) and forecast period (2017-2022).
The reports analyze distribution channels operating in the segment, gives a comprehensive overview of the Hong Kong economy and demographics, and provides detailed information on the competitive landscape in the country.

Why should I buy these reports?

  • Make strategic business decisions using in-depth historic and forecast market data related to the Hong Kong insurance segment, and each category within it.
  • Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities in the Hong Kong General Insurance, Life insurance, and Reinsurance segment.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the General Insurance, Life insurance, and Reinsurance segment.
  • Identify growth opportunities and market dynamics in key product categories.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing the Hong Kong insurance industry, and their impact on companies and the industry’s future.


Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance in HongKong

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Aerospace and Defense


Over the next five years, VR/AR apps will transform numerous industries from e-commerce to social media to publishing to manufacturing design, increasing productivity and creating new ways of working, playing, and shopping. AR is likely to revolutionize specific vertical industries within the enterprise market in the near future, while VR depends on the apps in development.

Engineers and technicians can benefit from VR rooms to simulate systems and platforms designs before starting to fabricate the first piece of hardware. Military personnel’s are already using VR for trainings and are now exploring the potential of AR glasses for intelligence and information communication on the battlefield.

The report covers –

  • Top themes, its predictions and identifies winners and losers.
  • Our thematic investment research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world as well as institutional investors.
  • Corporations: Helps CEOs in all industries understand the disruptive threats to their competitive landscape.
  • Investors: Helps fund managers focus their time on the most interesting investment opportunities in global Aerospace & Defense.
  • Our unique differentiator, compared to all our rival thematic research houses, is that our thematic engine has a proven track record of predicting winners and losers.


Virtual and Augmented Reality in Aerospace and Defense

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Published: February 2019
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New Tourism Source Market Insight Report on Spain


Spanish Outbound Tourism set to be Worth US$64bn By 2021

Spanish outbound tourism is expected to grow from US$47.9bn in 2019 to US$64bn in 2021, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6%, according to GlobalData.

GlobalData’s latest report; ‘Tourism Source Market Insight: Spain – Analysis of tourist profiles & flows, spending patterns, destination markets, risks and future opportunities’, reveals that Spain’s economy has been growing for 17 consecutive quarters. As a result of this, Spanish tourists will have an increase in disposable income to travel abroad, reflected by GlobalData’s high growth forecast.

Ralph Hollister, Travel and Tourism Associate Analyst at GlobalData, commented, “After major reforms in the Spanish economy earlier this decade, Spain has well exceeded its pre crises level of gross domestic product in 2008. The combination of a decrease in unemployment rate, increase in pay and the rise of low-cost carriers (LCC’s) means outbound travel is now financially possible for a much higher percentage of the Spanish population.”


GlobalData forecasts that Spanish outbound spending will start to increase at a higher rate on sightseeing and entertainment activities. The country’s financial situation going from strength to strength enables Spanish tourists to spend more money on ‘add-on’ activities such as these. 

Hollister continues, “Spanish tourists have travelled domestically for years, to regions such as Andalusia for sun and beach holidays due to financial restrictions and a lack of desire for new experiences. Now, due to social media and the millennial market segment becoming more prevalent, Spanish tourists are visiting cities all over Europe in search for different cultural experiences through entertainment and sightseeing activities.”

Whilst outbound tourism expenditure is expected to grow continuously for years to come, domestic overnight stays are expected to slow down in 2021. This forecast may be as a result of usual domestic tourists now utilising LCC’s to travel internationally.

Hollister adds, “New Spanish LCC’s such as Vueling are making destinations such as Latin America more attractive with new routes. The stereotypical cost conscious Spanish tourist who needs affordability and accessibility will be attracted to these airlines who can offer them value for money and a direct route to long-haul destinations.”

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Published: March 2019
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New Report on Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests – In Vitro Diagnostics Market

As National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Draws Attention to the Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Market Expected to Surpass $2bn by 2028

March is observed as National Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month, a time aimed at raising disease awareness and preventing future incident cases, primarily by encouraging individuals to participate in CRC screening programs.

Alison Casey, Medical Devices analysts at GlobalData, commented, “Aging populations and increasing disease awareness mean that CRC screening has become a priority for many countries. A greater number of eligible inhabitants (typically individuals aged 50 – 75 years) coupled with the implementation of numerous national screening campaigns, means that this in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market is expected to grow across all regions over the next 10 years.” 

GlobalData’s latest report: ‘Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests – In Vitro Diagnostics Market Analysis and Forecast Model’, reveals that, worldwide, over 155m IVD tests for CRC screening are sold each year. This annual figure is expected to reach 182.40m by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.62%. The global market value for IVD tests for CRC screening, currently estimated at $771.25m, is expected to increase even more strongly than test volumes to reach $2bn, a CAGR of 10.0% by 2028.

Casey continued,The IVD tests market value is being driven by the release of new more expensive devices, such as fecal DNA testing kits and blood-based assays for CRC screening as well as a switch occurring in many countries in device usage from gFOBT to FIT testing kits.”


Casey added, “Increases in the number of asymptomatic, average-risk individuals being screened are expected to be driven by a number of factors, including aging populations, rising disease awareness, and the implementation of new, national CRC screening programs.


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