The client is an international manufacturer of thermal oil heaters and steam generators, used in the process engineering industry.
There is a requirement for the construction of a forecasting model to accurately predict the net mass and value of imports for a list of specified commodities. Import data for the specified commodities has already been consolidated and represented in the form of charts and graphs, being further displayed by country of origin, during the period of 2010 - 2014. The candidate will build a forecasting model using a statistical forecasting model such as SAS, SPSS or similar.
Additionally, there is also a requirement to match trader files with the raw import data, in an effort to try and identify who the major importers of the mentioned commodities are, and if possible to identify where the importer is importing the goods from. This should provide useful information as to who the potential customers are in the region, and who the major competitors are.