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The 2017 Global Retail Development Index™
The Age of Focus

Geopolitical instability and the growing power of local and regional competition in emerging markets are forcing global retailers to rethink their strategies.

Global Retail Development Index > Top 5 Ranking

Rank   Country Score   Remarks

1 India 71.7

With a growing middle class and rapidly increasing consumer spending, India overtakes China for the number one spot in this year’s GRDI.


2 China 70.4

China, long the Index leader, drops to second place as the market matures, but the country still leads the pack in other areas, most notably e-commerce.


3 Malaysia 60.9

Malaysia’s long-term prospects are strong, thanks to tourists, higher disposable income, and government investments.


4 Turkey 59.8

Despite serious challenges in the past year, Turkey moves up two places to 4th in this year’s Index.


5

United Arab Emirates

59.4

The United Arab Emirates remains the most attractive market in the region, as growth opportunities expand beyond saturated Dubai.


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