I have two questions regarding market sizings.
1) Take the example: "What is the annual revenue for bottled water in the US?". What I'm confused about is what counts as a purchase. Do I count both a retailer's purchase of water (in bulk) as a one stream of revenue (and put this in a commerical bracket) and then count the end-consumer's purhcase of water from the retailer (domestic)?
The same problem applies to estimating sugar demand. Do you include both domestic purchases of sugar (for tea, home baking etc) and then commerical use in resturants, and the mass production of sweets etc? You would then have to estimate number of resturants, sweet manafacturers so on and so forth.
2) I'm confused as to how to properly deploy the "new" and "replacement" purchase structure. Take mattresses again, estimating the number of people who have mattressess and then how often they replace is simple enough, but with the "new" bracket it gets harder - would it be: how many babies are born a year and then count the mattresses for these new births. But as they get older and bigger, new mattressess will be bought to accomodate their growing size - but isn't this a replacement purchase but just at a greater frequency?