Coffee is the highest consumed beverage in developed countries, such as the United States and European countries. It is produced almost exclusively in the developing world, which includes about 17 least developed countries. The coffee-producing nations are increasing their domestic consumption.
Marketers are advertising gourmet foods and drinks as affordable luxuries that can be enjoyed daily. This includes fine teas, coffee, chocolates, baked goods, ice cream and artisan cheeses. These have shown to sell quite well, even during times when there's turbulence in the economy. It's common for gourmet foods to be used as comfort foods and are appealing to customers who are looking for small indulgences they can enjoy.
The global market for construction materials is estimated to exceed $1 trillion by 2020. Driven by improving world economic outlook and recovering construction actively in residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors.