The Tables Below Give Information About Sales
The tables below give information about sales of Fairtrade*-labelled coffee and bananas in 1999 and 2004 in five European countries.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Sales of Fairtrade-labelled coffee and bananas (1999 & 2004)
The tables display how much Fairtrade-labelled coffee and bananas were bought in 1999 and 2004 in 5 countries of Europe.
Overall, while sales of bananas increased in Switzerland, the UK and Belgium and decreased in Sweden and Denmark, coffee sales showed a climb in all 5 countries.
In both years, people in Switzerland bought far more bananas than people in the other four countries, with sales rising significantly from 15 to 47 million euros. Banana sales in the UK and Belgium also went up, to 5.5 and 4 million euros respectively, whereas sales in Sweden and Denmark showed a decline, to 1 and 0.9 million euros respectively.
Only 1.5 million euros’ worth of coffee was bought in the UK in 1999; however, sales in this country increased dramatically to 20 million euros in 2004, which was the highest across the 5 countries that year. Although people in Switzerland were the biggest coffee buyers in 1999 with 3 million euros of sales, this figure showed a relatively small growth to 6 million euros in 2004. People in Denmark, Belgium and Sweden also bought more coffee in 2004, but the increases were slight, to 2, 1.7 and 1 million euros respectively. (203 Words)
How to Select Data
In the first chart, the UK had the biggest figure of the five countries in 2004, and Switzerland had the biggest figure in 1999. That is to say, these two countries are more important than the other three countries. So, I included their data in both years. For the remaining 3 countries, I only included their data in 2004.
The same method can be used to select data in the second chart. Switzerland had the biggest figures in both years. These two biggest figures must be included in our essay. For the remaining four countries, you can only mention their figures in 2004.