In fiscal year [insert last complete fiscal year], which of the following was the main market in which this establishment sold its main product?
Local - main product sold mostly in same municipality where establishment is located
National - main product sold mostly across the country where establishment is located
International - main product sold mostly to nations outside country where establishment is located
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The purpose of this question is to get the establishment to define what it considers to be its main market.
The main product is defined by the output that generates the highest proportion of sales. The establishment's main market is defined by the market that generates the most sales for the main product as defined above.
It could be the case that an establishment's main product is sold in smaller proportions in a greater number of markets and that the main product is never the greatest total annual share of revenue in any one market. For example, 51 percent of revenue comes from selling nails, but that is distributed equally in the local, national, and international markets, 33 percent in each. Bolts make up 49 percent of total annual revenues. However, half of the revenue for bolts comes from selling in the international market and half in the local market.
It is clear that bolts sell more in its respective market with respect to nails, but does not generate as much revenue as nails do for the establishment. In such a case, nails should be used as the main product. Whenever local, national and international markets have equal shares choose the national market and do not follow the skip pattern.