Annual subscriptions are available and these provides for the
continuous provision of data. To obtain an annual subscription one
need to obtain MPL membership.
Members can order bespoke client surveys on their own firm or on
competitive firms. These surveys provide data on the perceptions of
the client base in respect of the subject firm.
The MPL have adopted the NAICS business and product classifications
to enable cross-border comparisons of markets and business
Information on the NAICS classifications can be found here.
The standard databases produced by MPL use the NAICS product codes,
however Members are able to obtain data using the one of the
national product codes or definitions.
The standard databases produced by MPL use the NAICS
industry/business codes, however Members are able to obtain data
using the one of the national industry/business codes or
MPL databases are dynamic and are updated and generated continuously
To become an MPL Member please submit an enquiry using the
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We can provide a comprehensive Forecasting, Modelling and Business
Planning software to Members. For more information please use the
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The standard delivery frequency for contract services is monthly.
For certain business sectors the standard contracts provide for
weekly delivery. In especially dynamic business sectors, for example
in the financial sectors where interest rates or fiscal policies may
induce precipitous changes in market conditions, delivery
frequencies are arranged according to the circumstances of industry
sector. Members are always free to specify the delivery product
frequency they desire and the service contract will be specified
U.S. or British accounting standards are used for the standard
financial data provided. We have standardised on these accounting
standards to ensure that cross-border comparisons are always
possible. Members can obtain data using other national accounting
standards as required.
Product Lines are the various services (and goods) sold or provided
by individual businesses. A business may (and frequently does)
provide a range of products and the use of Product Lines enables one
to define what products or services are provided in the marketplace.
Product Parity is the attempt made to provide a base reference or
definition, across national borders and industry sectors, of
products, services and markets. In many senses Product Parity can be
regarded in respect of Product Alternatives and even Opportunity
Purchasing Parity is a value for final goods and services supplied
within a national market at a given moment in time. A national
purchasing parity is the sum value of all goods and services
produced in that country, by the subject industry or market sector,
valued at prices prevailing against a basket of standard products
which are averaged across the entire multi-national database. This
is the measure most business planners prefer when looking at
consumption and when comparing prices or usage of services across
national borders. The measure is difficult to compute, as a currency
value has to be assigned to all relevant goods and services in a
particular country regardless of whether these goods and services
have a direct equivalent internationally; as a result, purchasing
parity estimates for some countries are based on a small and
sometimes different set of goods and services. For many newly
researched countries, purchasing parity-based measures are multiples
of the official exchange rate measured, in real terms, over time.
These factors are especially important for forecasting methodology
where one uses many years of multiple regressional analysis to
produce the forecasts.
Please consult the Forecasting and Modelling Handbook which is found
on the Members site for fully details of the forecasting
Please consult the Methodology Handbook which is found on the
Members site for fully details of the data collection and processing