Vehicle Days to Turn: Subarus Spend Least Time in Dealers' Inventories

Auto dealerships purchase cars direct from manufacturers to resell to final consumers. But, vehicles may spend days, weeks, and even months in some cases in dealers' inventories before being purchased by the ultimate owner. Dealers seek the fastest inventory turnover possible, making 'days to turn'—the number of days a vehicle was in dealer's inventory before being sold—a critical metric for dealers.

Apparel Retail Industry | In Focus


How do fashion designers bring the latest trends on display at the likes of the Paris Fashion Week to the masses? This work belongs to the world of apparel manufacturers and retailers who, with an eye to the cat walks, refashion the latest colors, cuts, and fabrics to deliver the designs at a variety of price points.

Cheat Sheets on Financial Markets, Energy, and Agriculture for You

What are the best datasets on stock markets and economic forecasts at Knoema? What sources provide the latest data on oil supply and demand? Where to find monthly statistics on agricultural production and food prices in different countries?

United States: E-Commerce and the Retail Sector

Electronic commerce, aka e-commerce, was introduced more than 50 years ago to share financial or business documents from one company to another. Today, with the spread of the Internet and retail giants such as eBay and Amazon, online shopping is probably what comes to mind for most people when they hear e-commerce mentioned. According to the US Census Bureau, e-commerce retail sales in 2000 were valued at $27.6 billion. By 2016, e-commerce grew more than 1,300 percent to over $390 billion.

World's Top Festivals of 2018

Driven by geography, culture and so much more, countries around the world host an amazing diversity of festivals, some to celebrate, some to remember, and some, … just because! Everfest publishes FEST300, a list of the 300 best upcoming festivals. Here are some fun facts pulled from FEST300.

How Did Zimbabwe Change Over 37 Years of Robert Mugabe's Rule?

On Wednesday, November 15, the oldest among the longest ruling national leaders, Robert Mugabe, 93 years old president of Zimbabwe who ruled the country for 37 years was taken into custody by the military which appears to take control over the country.

Road Systems and Corruption Around the World


Some countries are famous for the quality of their roads (and maybe also the speeds you may go on them). According to the Global Competitiveness Report, the UAE boasts the best roads. France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Switzerland also have very high-quality roads—with a ‘quality of roads' score higher than 6—and yet none make the top 100 countries by land area and thus all fall outside the group of countries with the largest road networks.