Why are there various
reports for the same product?
Products and Markets are defined by the level at which the product
is sold in a particular market. Thus reports will exist for a
particular product at the manufacturing level, i.e. the market level
at which a manufacturer sells; and reports will exist for the same
product at a wholesale and a retail level. The market value of the
product will of course vary according to the market level analysed.
Readers should ensure that they are fully aware of the market level
at which a report is providing data.
Why are the report pages formatted into
frames and tables?
The report pages are
produced in frames and tables, rather than more dynamic web pages,
to allow users to directly use the pages in printed documents. Users
may open any of the '.htm' pages as a Word Processor page and then
edit and save it to a print document or other file type.
Does the forecasting methodology take
'Climate Change' into account?
forecasting methodology for both market and financial forecasts does
take the potential effects of climate change into account. The
United Nations, OECD and various other forecasting models will in
provided some 'Climate Change' indicators in their forecasts,
however these forecasts tend to be politically influenced. The
DataGroup forecasting methodology uses scientific forecasting models
to attempt to evaluate these factors and then project their effects
on supply and demand.
See CLIMATE CHANGE
What are the forecasts for Supply and
Demand Pricing of Commodities, Fuels and Energy?
An essential part of the DataGroup forecasting models is the effects
of Supply and Demand Pricing of Commodities, Fuels and Energy and
these are included in the market and financial forecasts for goods,
supplies and services.
There are separate
DataGroup forecasts produced for Materials, Supplies, Fuels and
Energy. These databases are available for each product.
Who are DataGroup and what
is its relationship with PureData?
DataGroup are the database
holders from which PureData access the raw data for our products and
DataGroup generate a very
large number of databases for high level macro and micro-economic
monitoring and forecasting purposes. DataGroup do not supply their
databases on a retail basis.
See DataGroup information
Are the various databases compatible?
All DataGroup databases are now compatible and may be
used without any conversion routines.
See Harmonisation of databases and specifications.