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February 2020 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

Global consumer markets were buffeted last month as the coronavirus outbreak once limited to one country spread to become a global pandemic. Recent figures show consumer spending took a pounding in China, experienced an uncharacteristic surge in the US and grew in the UK.

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Amazon India and Flipkart: Head to Head

India’s marketplace-led e-commerce landscape is far less developed than China’s or its Western counterparts, but it’s growing quickly, from just $39 billion in 2017 to an expected $64 billion in 2020. Homegrown marketplace platform Flipkart realized this early on and enjoyed nearly unrivalled dominion over the Indian market until Amazon entered the fray in 2013.

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