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Euromoney Trade Finance survey 2011: Methodology

The trade finance survey is designed to give Euromoney’s readers valuable information on the trade finance market. It provides a ranking of trade finance providers across a selection of service categories and an overall, global ranking of providers as rated by their clients.

The survey is split into three parts: the trade finance provider nominations; the market-share splits; and the service category ratings.

Part 1
Clients nominate their top-three trade finance providers globally and by regions. Providers receive four points for a first-place nomination, three points for a second-place nomination and two points for third place. These scores are totalled to produce a ranking. Country rankings were also produced based on the location of the respondent and the global nominations they gave.

Part 2
Average percentage of business each client trades with each provider – by region. Each client gave a percentage of business it trades with each of its providers and this was averaged by each region.

Part 3
For the individual service categories, the score is the arithmetic mean of the ratings for that category.

This year we received 1,037 votes with the following geographical breakdown: Asia 43%, Western Europe 24%, Central and Eastern Europe 8%, Middle East 8%, Africa 7%, Latin America 5%, North America 4%.

For any queries, please contact Tim Moxon, head of research:, 0207 779 8694.