The graph below was created using Google’s graphing tools.
This horizontal bar graph shows seven important threats to profit margins. Respondents to a KPMG survey were asked to choose, from a list provided, the three top threats in their companies. The graph shows the results.
The KPMG survey received hundreds of responses from executives at consumer goods producers. The results of the survey can be accessed by clicking here (PDF file).
The data on the graph should be helpful to companies in focusing on areas that can have impact on profit margins.