Global wealth report 2023 , par UBS-Crédit Suisse :
Global wealth declines for the first time since global financial crisis of 2008 :
Measured in current nominal USD, total net private wealth fell by USD 11.3 trillion (–2.4%) to USD 454.4 trillion at the end of 2022.
Wealth per adult also declined by USD 3,198 (–3.6%) to reach USD 84,718 per adult at the end of the year.
Much of this decline comes from the appreciation of the US dollar against many other currencies.
Financial assets contributed most to wealth declines in 2022 while non-financial assets (mostly real estate) stayed resilient, despite rapidly rising interest rates.
Losses of wealth concentrated in wealthier regions and countries :
The loss of global wealth was heavily concentrated in wealthier regions such as North America and Europe, which together shed USD 10.9 trillion.
Asia Pacific recorded losses of USD 2.1 trillion, while Latin America is the outlier with a total wealth increase of USD 2.4 trillion, helped by an average 6% currency appreciation against the US dollar.
Heading the list of losses in country terms in 2022 is the United States, followed by Japan, China, Canada and Australia.
The largest wealth increases were recorded for Russia, Mexico, India and Brazil.