Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 10, Issue 2, August 2020, Pages 69 - 76

A Sales Forecasting Model for the Consumer Goods with Holiday Effects

Authors
Mu Zhang1, *, Xiao-nan Huang1, 2, Chang-bing Yang1, 2
1School of Big Data Application and Economics, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang 550025, China
2Guizhou Institution for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang 550025, China
*Corresponding author. Email: rim_007@163.com
Corresponding Author
Mu Zhang
Received 9 June 2020, Accepted 23 June 2020, Available Online 15 July 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200709.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Consumer goods; sales forecasting; holiday effects; seasonal decomposition; ARIMA model; seasonal factor
Abstract

In reality, there are so-called holiday effects in the sales of many consumer goods, and their sales data have the characteristics of double trend change of time series. In view of this, by introducing the seasonal decomposition and ARIMA model, this paper proposes a sales forecasting model for the consumer goods with holiday effects. First, a dummy variable model is constructed to test the holiday effects in consumer goods market. Second, using the seasonal decomposition, the seasonal factor is separated from the original series, and the seasonally adjusted series is then obtained. Through the ARIMA model, a trend forecast to the seasonally adjusted series is further carried out. Finally, according to the multiplicative model, refilling the trend forecast value with the seasonal factor, thus, the final sales forecast results of the consumer goods with holiday effects can be obtained. Taking the cigarettes sales in G City, Guizhou, China as an example, the feasibility and effectiveness of this new model is verified by the example analysis results.

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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
10 - 2
Pages
69 - 76
Publication Date
2020/07/15
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200709.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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