Task 1: The chart and graph below give information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The pie chart shows the worldwide distribution of sales of Coca-Cola in the year 2000 and the graph shows the change in share prices between 1996 and 2001.
The diagrams below provide statistics on the distribution circa 2000 and stock price of Coca-Cola from 1996-2001. Overall, North America was the dominant region for distribution and the share prices fluctuated but ultimately rose throughout the given period.
Turning to the pie chart, we see that 17.1 billion cases of Coca-Cola were shipped in the year 2000. It is clearly seen that after North America at 30.4% was Latin America at 25.7% of the total sales. Europe stood at 20.5%, followed by Asia at 16.4% and Africa and the Middle East were the least distributed regions at 7% of the total.
In regards to the line chart, Coca-Cola's share prices were at under $40 in 1996 and rocketed to nearly $70 in 1997. They declined in the second half of 1997, but by 1998 had reached a peak of $80. From there they plummeted to under $50 in the year 2000. However, that same year they rose significantly to $60 before decreasing into the 50 dollar range in 2001.
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