Category: Spirethoughts

Asia’s demand for Air Purifiers increases as air quality worsens

Decades of rapid industrialisation in Asia as well as a rising prevalence of air-borne diseases across the globe has fuelled the global Air Purifier market. Valued at US$10.6 billion in 2020, it is projected to reach US$20.82 billion by 2026, growing at an annual rate of 14.1% between 2019 and 2026.

APAC Silver Tsunami: Ageing Market worth US$4.56 trillion by 2025

Asia Pacific’s ageing market hit US$3.2 trillion in 2020, and is expected to expand rapidly by 43% in a short span of 5 years. By 2030, 32% of the APAC population will be over 50 years old, and projected to contribute 52% of the total consumer expenditure.

Asian Flavours gain popularity

Valued at US$15.44 billion in 2020, the global seasoning and spices market growth is expected to reach US$22.46 billion within the next seven years.

K-Wave brings K-Goods to the world

As the Korean Wave brought Korean pop music, drama, and celebrities to the global stage, it also helped to export Korea’s consumer lifestyle products such as cosmetics, food and technology. According to the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), K-Wave exports amounted to US$12.3 billion in 2019, a 22.4% increase from 2018.

Covid-19 heightened desire for healthy food

In its recent survey on food trends, Spire found that 80% of consumers in Southeast Asia are concerned about their health, and thus have become more mindful of the ingredients that go into their food.

M&A dealings in MENA

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region saw 130 inbound and outbound merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, valued at USD 60 billion, in the first half of 2020.

Cybersecurity in India

India prioritises cybersecurity, with policies ranging from training law enforcement personnel on how to fight cybercrime to holding public awareness campaigns on digital finance security to nurturing cybersecurity start-ups.