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Estimating demand for transportation using the input-output model: Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Nicaragua

June 2017 | FAL Bulletin
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Author:
Ulloa, Felipe
Pages:
10 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
FAL Bulletin
Collection:
  • Regular Publications, Reviews and Bulletins
    • Bulletins
      • FAL Bulletin

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Description

This issue of the FAL Bulletin presents a tool for estimating demand for freight transport by using input-output tables. It shows how the method is applied in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Nicaragua. The estimates generated (in tons) are based on certain assumptions, such as growth associated with a certain planned level of expenditure, and provide an initial approximation to a model that should eventually include other techniques. The idea is to obtain a more accurate assessment of freight transport supply needs for strategic and operational purposes.