The World Market for Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens: A 2011 Global Trade Perspective

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					The World Market for Knitted
 or Crocheted Bed Linens: A
2011 Global Trade Perspective




                                         By
                         Professor Philip M. Parker, Ph. D.
                      Chaired Professor of Management Science
                    INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau, France)




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                                       About the Author
Dr. Philip M. Parker is the Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Innovation, Business and Society at INSEAD where he has
taught courses on multivariate statistics and global competitive strategy since 1988. He has also taught courses at
MIT, Stanford University, Harvard University, UCLA, UCSD, and the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology. He is the author of six books on the economic convergence of nations. These books introduce the notion
of “physioeconomics” which foresees a lack of global convergence in economic behaviors due to physiological and
physiographic forces. His latest book is "Physioeconomics: The Basis for Long-Run Economic Growth" (MIT Press
2000). He has also published numerous articles in academic journals, including The Rand Journal of Economics,
Marketing Science, the Journal of International Business Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change,
International Journal of Forecasting, the European Management Journal, the European Journal of Operational
Research, Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Journal of Marketing
Research. He is also on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

Dr. Parker received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and has Masters degrees in Finance and Banking (University of Aix-Marseille) and Managerial Economics
(Wharton). His undergraduate degrees are in mathematics, biology and economics (minor in aeronautical
engineering). He has consulted and/or taught courses in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, North America
and Europe.


                                        About this Series
This series was created for international firms who rely on foreign export markets for a substantial portion of their
business or who might be threatened by foreign trade competition. The estimates given in this report were created
using a methodology developed by and under the direct supervision of Professor Philip M. Parker, the Eli Lilly
Chaired Professor of Innovation, Business and Society, at INSEAD. The methodology, relying on historical figures
of economic growth and trade flows, estimates the market shares of some 150 countries for over 500 industrial or
product categories. The figures should be seen as market estimates, as opposed to historical records, as these are
projected for the current year of trade.


                                     Acknowledgements
Some of the methodologies and research approaches used in this report have benefited from the R&D Committee at
INSEAD, whose research support is gratefully acknowledged. Additional editorial assistance from Tiffany
LaRochelle, ICON Group International, Inc., is also acknowledged.




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Table of Contents
1     METHODOLOGY                                                                                      9
    1.1     Our Approach                                                                               9
2     THE WORLD MARKET                                                                                19
    2.1      Exports                                                                                  19
       2.1.1   The World Market: Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens Export Supplies in 2011              19
    2.2      Imports                                                                                  21
       2.2.1   The World Market: Imported Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens in 2011                     21
3     EXPORTS                                                                                         25
    3.1      Africa: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                               25
       3.1.1   Executive Summary                                                                      25
       3.1.2   Egypt                                                                                  27
       3.1.3   Mauritius                                                                              27
       3.1.4   Morocco                                                                                27
       3.1.5   South Africa                                                                           28
       3.1.6   Tunisia                                                                                28
    3.2      Asia: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                                 28
       3.2.1   Executive Summary                                                                      28
       3.2.2   Bangladesh                                                                             31
       3.2.3   Cambodia                                                                               31
       3.2.4   China                                                                                  32
       3.2.5   Hong Kong                                                                              33
       3.2.6   India                                                                                  34
       3.2.7   Indonesia                                                                              35
       3.2.8   Japan                                                                                  35
       3.2.9   Malaysia                                                                               35
       3.2.10      Nepal                                                                              35
       3.2.11      Philippines                                                                        36
       3.2.12      South Korea                                                                        36
       3.2.13      Sri Lanka                                                                          36
       3.2.14      Taiwan                                                                             37
       3.2.15      Thailand                                                                           37
       3.2.16      Vietnam                                                                            37
    3.3      Europe: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                               38
       3.3.1   Executive Summary                                                                      38
       3.3.2   Austria                                                                                40
       3.3.3   Belgium                                                                                40
       3.3.4   Bosnia and Herzegovina                                                                 41
       3.3.5   Croatia                                                                                41
       3.3.6   Czech Republic                                                                         41
       3.3.7   Denmark                                                                                42
       3.3.8   Estonia                                                                                42
       3.3.9   Finland                                                                                42
       3.3.10      France                                                                             43
       3.3.11      Germany                                                                            44
       3.3.12      Greece                                                                             45
       3.3.13      Hungary                                                                            45
       3.3.14      Italy                                                                              46
       3.3.15      Latvia                                                                             46
       3.3.16      Lithuania                                                                          47


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       3.3.17      Macedonia                                                                      47
       3.3.18      Moldova                                                                        47
       3.3.19      Norway                                                                         47
       3.3.20      Poland                                                                         48
       3.3.21      Portugal                                                                       48
       3.3.22      Romania                                                                        49
       3.3.23      Russia                                                                         49
       3.3.24      Slovakia                                                                       49
       3.3.25      Slovenia                                                                       50
       3.3.26      Spain                                                                          50
       3.3.27      Sweden                                                                         51
       3.3.28      the Netherlands                                                                51
       3.3.29      Ukraine                                                                        51
    3.4      Latin America: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                    52
       3.4.1    Executive Summary                                                                 52
       3.4.2    Brazil                                                                            53
       3.4.3    Colombia                                                                          54
       3.4.4    Guatemala                                                                         54
       3.4.5    Mexico                                                                            54
       3.4.6    Panama                                                                            54
    3.5      North America & the Caribbean: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens    55
       3.5.1    Executive Summary                                                                 55
       3.5.2    Canada                                                                            57
       3.5.3    the United States                                                                 57
    3.6      Oceana: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                           58
       3.6.1    Executive Summary                                                                 58
       3.6.2    Australia                                                                         59
       3.6.3    New Zealand                                                                       59
    3.7      the Middle East: Export Supplies of Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens                  59
       3.7.1    Executive Summary                                                                 59
       3.7.2    Azerbaijan                                                                        62
       3.7.3    Israel                                                                            62
       3.7.4    Lebanon                                                                           63
       3.7.5    Pakistan                                                                          64
       3.7.6    Turkey                                                                            65
       3.7.7    Turkmenistan                                                                      65
       3.7.8    Uzbekistan                                                                        66
4     IMPORTS                                                                                     67
    4.1      Africa: Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens Imports in 2011                              67
       4.1.1   Executive Summary                                                                  67
       4.1.2   Botswana                                                                           68
       4.1.3   Egypt                                                                              69
       4.1.4   Ethiopia                                                                           69
       4.1.5   South Africa                                                                       69
       4.1.6   Tunisia                                                                            70
       4.1.7   Uganda                                                                             70
       4.1.8   Zambia                                                                             70
    4.2      Asia: Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens Imports in 2011                                71
       4.2.1   Executive Summary                                                                  71
       4.2.2   China                                                                              73
       4.2.3   Hong Kong                                                                          73
       4.2.4   Japan                                                                              73


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     4.2.5   Malaysia                                                                           74
     4.2.6   Seychelles                                                                         74
     4.2.7   Singapore                                                                          75
     4.2.8   South Korea                                                                        75
     4.2.9   Thailand                                                                           76
  4.3      Europe: Knitted or Crocheted Bed Linens Imports in 2011                              76
     4.3.1   Executive Summary                                                                  76
     4.3.2   Austria                                                                            80
     4.3.3   Belgium                                                                            81
     4.3.4   Bosnia and Herzegovina                                                             81
     4.3.5   Croatia                                                                            82
     4.3.6   Cyprus                                                                             82
     4.3.7   Czech Republic                                                                     83
     4.3.8   Denmark                            
				
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Description: This report was created for strategic planners, international executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for knitted or crocheted bed linens. With the globalization of this market, managers can no longer be contented with a local view. Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics that appear several years after the fact. I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for knitted or crocheted bed linens for those countries serving the world market via exports or supplying from various countries via imports. I do so for the current year based on a variety of key historical indicators and econometric models. On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners approaching the world market face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying knitted or crocheted bed linens? What is the dollar value of these imports? How much do the imports of knitted or crocheted bed linens vary from one country to another? Do exporters serving the world market have similar market shares across the importing countries? Which countries supply the most exports of knitted or crocheted bed linens? Which countries are buying their exports? What is the value of these exports and which countries are the largest buyers?
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