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GE - geographic subdivision

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Mike-NYC1, May 30, 2011.

  1. Mike-NYC1 Senior Member

    English-USA
    Hi all -

    I am translating a sales presentation for a company which does sales globally.

    They have a pie chart showing market share and have the following breakdown:
    USA: 25%
    Europe: 32%
    Asie/GE: 32%
    Monde: 11%

    Therefore:
    USA: 25%
    Europe: 32%
    Asia/___: 32%
    World: 11%

    I cannot figure what GE might refer to. I am assuming it's sub region. Any guesses?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French-France
    Monde = rest of the world
    GE = Grand Est? (from Europe, Asia is East)
     
  3. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
    My first thought when I saw the title of your post was "Greater Europe" - i.e. possibly a term devised by the company for internal use to refer to countries which, while not strictly speaking in Europe, are handled by its European division. However, as "GE" is lumped together with Asia, this is unlikely to be the case.

    Presumably, "E" stands for "East" or "Eastern".

    Maybe you will have to contact the author of the presentation to ask.
     
  4. imao Senior Member

    French
    My thought is Great Eastern as well...
     
  5. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French-France
    Excet that it's in french...
     
  6. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
    Yes, it's presumably French, but they do use "USA" for "États Unis" so you never know.
     
  7. Mike-NYC1 Senior Member

    English-USA
    Thanks for all the ideas -- I have since discovered that later in the presentation it appears as a stand alone heading under: (all in French)
    "A 2.5 increase in our sales" then the column headers:
    Europe USA GE Total (each with figures underneath)

    I don't know if this helps. The client by the way is not contactable...

    Thanks!
     

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