Figure 3.6: Sample completed worksheet on macroeconomic polices
Availability of foreign exchange
Worksheet to identify macroeconomic factors
Is the availability and access to foreign exchange a constraint to traders to
(If no, then this
worksheet is completed)
This worksheet will guide the analyst through a series of steps to identify the major
Describe how the availability of foreign exchange is a constraint to traders.
macroeconomic influences on the marketing system. The information generated in this
worksheet will be important to deciding whether to adjust the price data during analysis and
Describe how the access to foreign exchange is a constraint to traders.
Who in government collects data that shows the inflation rate?
Central Statistics Offic
Collect the rate of inflation data and plot the last 10 years (or the amount of
time that is available).
Describe the long term trend in the inflation rate (stable, increasing, high,
Variable see attached map
Describe what factors have contributed to inflation in the recent past.
Tight monetary and fiscal polices have reduced inflation
Who in government collects data that shows the exchange rate?
The Central Bank (Bank of Zambia)
What is the current exchange rate against the currencies of the country's major
Rate (per local currency)
November 5, 1998
B. Pounds _
November 5, 1998
Collect the exchange data and plot the last 10 years (or the amount of time that
Describe the long term trend in the exchange rate (stable, increasing, high,
Increasing (see attached graph)
Instructions to fill out the worksheet:
should be completed on the worksheet for parts
. For part 1c,
plot the data on a graph (use a spreadsheet program).
Inflation Rates Jan 96 July 98
Jan 96 Apr 96July 96 Oct 96 Jan 97April 97July 97 Oct 97 Jan 98 Apr 98July 98