Global Market Research


The world moves quickly – and our global market research helps Toy Association members stay one step ahead of the competition in the global marketplace.

Our reports provide members with a global snapshot of what’s happening with today’s kids and families, helping them break into new markets and better understand regions where their toys and games are already sold.

Recent Reports

The June 2018 Global Toy Market Presentation Made to ICTI

The June 2018 Global Toy Market Presentation Made to ICTIThe NPD Group’s 2018 Global Toy Market Overview provides an update on latest global toy trends, including:

  • 2017 global sales
  • G12 toy market's key take-aways including industry growth, performance by Super Category, as well as trends regarding products, licensing, collectibles, top properties, online sales and more.

The report is available upon request to eligible members. To learn more about The Toy Association’s global market research initiatives, contact Anne McConnell, senior director of market research & data strategy.


Country-Specific Market Research

We commissioned international consultancies, Kidz Global and Altios International, to gather data that would assist our members looking to expand to specific markets.

Click below to access the Kidz Global and Altios International reports (members only).

Here’s an overview of what’s included in each members-only report.

Consumer Research: Each country-specific report includes an analysis of children’s weekly routines, play patterns, brand and character preferences, digital access, Christmas shopping trends, and paths to purchase drawn from recent consumer surveys.

Consumer Insights: Each country-specific report analyzes the family routine, brand preferences, and paths to purchase drawn from consumer surveys conducted over the past five years.

Market Entry: Each country-specific report include an analysis of economic indicators, ideal target regions, audiences and retail channels, promotional opportunities, as well as additional business intelligence.

White Paper: Each country-specific white paper includes an overview of demographics, the toy market, consumer behavior, and children’s routines (not available for all countries).