- Geography – Location, climate, and natural resources.
- Demography – Population, age composition, and quality of life and living standard considerations, including per capita income figures, life expectancy, and unemployment statistics.
- Economy – GDP, major industries, balance of payments broken down by major accounts, principal exports and imports, primary trading partners, and level of competition.
- Financial System – Floating or fixed exchange rate. If floating, identify currency stability, including retrospective analysis of exchange rate fluctuations against major world currencies (US dollar and Euro). Exchange controls, including currency convertibility and limitations on currency movements; recommended forms of payment for trade transactions, such as letters of credit and payment in advance; and methods of trade financing.
Effective analysis includes comprehensive coverage of all elements. You must provide a comparative analysis of the target country data with your home country and world averages.