Case Study: Tradenet

Use our intuitive visual interface to instantly map detailed trading networks between countries. See partnerships, analyze trends, and find real opportunities for growing your trade business.

Considering Trade Relationships

Select from all 425 FAOSTAT agricultural raw and semi-processed commodities and view the current and historical annual breakdown of trades between countries, identifying the key players by distance and trade volume. With TradeNet™, users can pull a target country into focus to highlight its primary trade partners for imports and exports of any given commodity. The platform also goes one step further to then preview each trade partner’s relationships in order to explore how the trade network expands globally. Likewise, there is the ability to drill down to view a key region in detail, dissecting the data to reveal trades matching user-defined filters. In total, the ease and accuracy of TradeNet™ to focus the examination of a contemplated trade strategy on the central determinants of quantity, price, distance and sanctioned trading status, is all readily presented in industry leading visualizations to support decision-making.

Analyzing Opportunity

TradeNet’s™ intuitive user interface enables one-click targeting to immediately map the trading network between a chosen country and its main trading partners. Hovering over any country within the network displays a preview of its own trading partners, providing insight into the global growth of the trade network. Whether you are interested in wheat exports or the import market for soybeans, TradeNet’s™ proprietary model retrieves the most current data on demand, allowing you to within seconds analyze trends and generate a complete fact-based perspective on the global commodities trade market. View key statistics and metrics on the interactive legend, and use the interactive mini-map to isolate the view to present only trades between the target country and a specific region of the world. Real time trade alerts are also shown for each chosen commodity, indicating current social and economical factors that could potentially impact trade with selected regions.

Secondary Due Diligence Considerations

In recent decades, renewed emphasis on human rights and environmental protection has elevated international standards to such an extent that major food suppliers and distributors are under immense pressure to be conscientious of whether or not potential trading counter-parties conduct socially responsible business practices. The lack thereof in many instances is becoming sufficient reason to deny trading even if economically advantageous. For a public that has never before been as interested in food sourcing and processing, now healthy and sustainably sourced food at a reasonable price are of paramount concern, which may test profitability margins. TradeNet’s™ selection criteria can be adjusted to filter on incidence of child labor, egregious pollution, food safety violations, and the existence of free trade agreements.

Untapped Trade Potential

Based on an integrated and advanced proprietary regression modeling engine, TradeNet™ dynamically switches to highlight potential trading partners with untapped trade potential. Those countries that exhibit the greatest disparity between capacity for trade and current sub-optimal utilization are automatically ranked highest and rendered in a 3D visualization that includes a corresponding summary of each potential source of trade. Customizable views and one-click export features provide users the ability to produce outputs that are seamlessly integrated into presentations.

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