The Economic Analysis of the Country(Craft Beers in Luxembourg)
Principal industriesPART II: The Economic Analysis of the Country (Craft beers in Luxembourg)

The reader may find the data collected for the economics analysis guideline are more straightforward than for the cultural analysis guideline. There are two broad categories of information in this guideline: general economic data that serve as a basis for an evaluation of the economic soundness of a country and information on channels of distribution and media availability. As mentioned earlier, the guideline focuses only on broad categories of data and must be adapted to the particular company and its product needs. With that said, write at least one (1) paragraph for each of these sections.


I. Introduction
II. Population
a) Total
i) Growth rates
ii) Number of live births
iii) Birth rates
b) Distribution of population
i) Age
ii) Sex
iii) Geographic areas (urban suburban, and rural density and concentration)
iv) Migration rates and patterns
v) Ethnic groups

III. Economic statistics and activity
c) Gross national product (GNP or GDP)
1. Total
2. Rate of growth (Real GNP or GDP)
a. Personal income per capita
b. Average family income
d) Distribution of wealth
i) Income classes
ii) Proportion of the population in each class
iii) Is the distribution distorted?
e) Minerals and resources
f) Surface transportation
i) Mode
ii) Availability
iii) Usage rates
iv) Ports.
g) Communication systems
i) Types
ii) Availability
iii) Usage rates
h) Working conditions
i) Employer-Employee relations
ii) Employee participation

i) What proportion of the GNP does each industry contribute?
ii) Ratio of private to publicly owned industries
j) Foreign Investment
i) Opportunities?
ii) Which industries?
k) International trade statistics
i) Major exports
(1) Dollar value
(2) Trends
ii) Major imports
(1) Dollar value
(2) Trends
iii) Balance-of-payments situation
(1) Surplus or deficit?
(2) Recent trends
iv) Exchange rates
(1) Single or multiple exchange rates?
(2) Current rate of exchange
(3) Trends
l) Trade restrictions
i) Embargoes
ii) Quotas
iii) Import taxes
iv) Tariffs
v) Licensing
vi) Customs duties
m) Extent of economic activity not included in cash income activities
i) Counter trades
(1) Products generally offered for counter trading
(2) Types of counter trades requested (i.e. barter, counter purchase, etc.)
(3) Foreign aid received
n) Labor force
i) Size
ii) Unemployment rates

o) Inflation rates

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