Since 1972 TechFile analysts have provided objective information about advanced technologies for leading corporations, accredited investors, media companies, universities, government agencies, and public and private research laboratories. In the mid-1990s TheTechFile expanded its activities and began tracking the global trade of more than 2,000 products. That knowledge base is used to create TechFile Forecasts™ which are sold as product-specific and country-specific studies.
TechFile Forecasts: A defining characteristic of TechFile Forecasts is their use of baseline values reported by national taxation – customs – authorities, as opposed to theoretical values from econometric models or trade association surveys. Each TechFile Forecast is a table that shows five values for one country’s annual imports of one product, as defined by the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. Values are in current US dollars. One value is provided for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Techfile Forecasts are professional works intended for use by those familiar with statistical forecasting methods.