In our Globalization Report 2014, we examined how far individual countries benefited from increasing globalization between 1990 and 2011. In the new Globalization Report 2016, we extend the period under review to cover 1990 to 2014. As was the case in 2014, industrialized countries are the biggest winners from globalization.
The 2016 globalization report is divided into two parts. The growth effect of globalization on a total of 42 economies is analysed, based on the key question “Who benefits most from globalization?” The aim of the investigation is to establish for every highly developed economy and the most important emerging countries to what extent they were affected by increasing globalization between 1990 and 2014 and, where applicable, to what extent they benefited from it. This approach reveals the big and small winners of globalization and thus enables us to determine the “globalization champion”.
Subsequently, we analyse the export performance of these countries and the development of their global market shares since 1995. In addition, a constant market share analysis gives us information on the extent to which the various economies’ competitiveness has developed relative to the other countries examined. It reveals the factors on the basis of which each global market share has developed.