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Seasonal Variation

A situation in which a company has better sales in certain times of the year than in other times. For example, a swimwear company likely has better sales in the summer, and toy companies likely perform better in the period preceding Christmas. Sales forecasts and reports often adjust to account for seasonal variation, and the companies often change the amount of inventory they carry to ensure that they are able to meet demand at the lowest cost.

seasonal variation

A regularly recurring change in the value of a variable. For example, electric utilities generally experience significant seasonal sales variations in electricity. Likewise, toy manufacturers have sales increases before Christmas.

seasonal variation

see SALES FORECASTING.

seasonal variation

see TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS.
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A possible perk that jobseekers can expect this holiday season is better hourly pay for seasonal workers.
Since January 1988, the PPI has used Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment methods to enhance the calculation of seasonal factors.
Himachal Pradesh recorded 12, 06,242 MT off seasonal vegetable production in 63879 hectare land area in the year 2009-10 which increased to 12, 68,897 MT production in 65,075 hectare land area in the year 2010-11 and further increased to 1356600 MT production in 67968 hectare area in the year 2011-12.
Each member state will be required to fix a maximum length of stay for seasonal workers, which can be between 5 and 9 months over a 12 month period.
Two broad approaches are generally used to undertake seasonal adjustment.
GBI Research Analysis shows that the seasonal influenza vaccine market in the APAC Region is a fast growing market.
Madison County is the home of much of the developed area around Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski resorts, where about 65 percent of housing is for seasonal use.
We used an in vitro selection method to identify reassortant viruses between pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and seasonal influenza A (H1N1) and influenza A (H3N2) viruses of interest for testing in a ferret model.
The call came after seasonal flu vaccination rates for her constituency last year saw 74% of people over 65 and only 47% of those in at-risk groups being vaccinated.
Some, but not all, people who get their seasonal flu vaccine will also be encouraged to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu, said county nursing supervisor Betsy Meredith.
Among the recent leases in the building was a 2,000 s/f deal with Halloween products manufacturer the Febland Group and a 6,200 lease with seasonal products maker The Paper Magic Group in April.
As a time series with repeated quarterly measurements, the ECI has been analyzed for seasonal adjustment, and seasonally adjusted ECI estimates are available from December 1990 on ward, in addition to estimates that are not seasonally adjusted.