# Help!!!!!!

• Oct 22nd 2008, 06:23 AM
chckn440
Help!!!!!!
Mintel's forecast for the premium chocolate market shows growth of 73 percent in current terms and 53 percent in constant terms over the next 5 years. Total premium chocolate sales in the U.S. are forecasted to reach \$3,554 million by 2011.[1]

Based on these current and constant growth % terms, I need a total for the year 2008. A total in current terms and a separate total in constant terms is fine—I just need the % adjusted from the 5 year span backwards from 2011 to 2008. (And I have no idea how to do this)
• Oct 23rd 2008, 05:02 AM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by chckn440
Mintel's forecast for the premium chocolate market shows growth of 73 percent in current terms and 53 percent in constant terms over the next 5 years. Total premium chocolate sales in the U.S. are forecasted to reach \$3,554 million by 2011.[1]

Based on these current and constant growth % terms, I need a total for the year 2008. A total in current terms and a separate total in constant terms is fine—I just need the % adjusted from the 5 year span backwards from 2011 to 2008. (And I have no idea how to do this)

Assuming that the 2011 sales are in 2011 \$'s and that the 73% growth is in current \$ values, then if current sales are x millions of 2008 \$'s we have:

3554=x(1+75/100)

so:

x=3554/1.75 millions of \$'s

To get the current sales in 2011 \$'s do the same calculation (now x is current sales in 2011 \$'s) except we replace the 75 by 53.

CB