This project develops and employs forecasting models for the chemical industry and important purchasing industries, namely automobile, construction, electrical equipment and pulp and papers. The models cover the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. Furthermore, aggregates for the World, Industrial Countries, Western Europe and Asia are constructed. Project work builds on time series methods, in particular from the class of vector autoregressive models.


BASF SE , Ludwigshafen , DE

Project duration

01.01.2012 - 31.12.2016