The World According To Goldman Sachs In 2013: Maps

on December 24 2013 8:25 AM
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) has compiled 100 charts that best depict its favorite investment and economic themes for 2013. Here are some maps from that report.

Fastest expanding channels in global trade, centered on China from 2005 to 2012:

Growth In Global Trade, 2005-2012, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research Growth In Global Trade, 2005-2012, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research  Goldman Sachs

Concentration of the world’s top ranked universities, as measured by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings:

World's Top Ranked Universities, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research World's Top Ranked Universities, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research  Goldman Sachs

Global income inequality, according to the World Bank’s GINI coefficient. (Note, though, that GINI coefficients for many countries haven’t been updated for years. The latest figure for the U.S. is from 2000. The darker the blue, the greater the income inequality.)

Global Inequality by GINI, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research Global Inequality by GINI, Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research  Goldman Sachs

Next, who could forget two of the most popular consumer brands in the world? The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is the largest soft drink seller in the world, while privately owned sandwich chain Subway is the most popular fast food brand in the world, by stores opened.

Per Capita Drinking of KO Products in 2012, Goldman Sachs Research December 2013 Per Capita Drinking of KO Products in 2012, Goldman Sachs Research December 2013  Goldman Sachs

Subway Branches By Country, Goldman Sachs Research December 2013 Subway Branches By Country, Goldman Sachs Research December 2013  Goldman Sachs

Lastly, for reference, a map of the world by gross domestic product, or the total of goods and services produced in that country, per capita.

Latest GDP Per Capita, World Bank Via Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research Latest GDP Per Capita, World Bank Via Goldman Sachs December 2013 Research  Goldman Sachs

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