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									  The 2011 Import and Export
 Market for Glass in the Mass,
 Glass Cullet, and Other Waste
 and Scrap in the United States

                                         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     INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY                                      7
2     THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD MARKET                            9
    2.1        Imports in the United States in 2011                     9
    2.2        Exports from the United States in 2011                  10
3     IMPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES                                     11
    3.1        Asia                                                    11
       3.1.1     China                                                 11
       3.1.2     Hong Kong                                             11
       3.1.3     Japan                                                 12
       3.1.4     South Korea                                           12
       3.1.5     Taiwan                                                13
    3.2        Europe                                                  13
       3.2.1     Belarus                                               13
       3.2.2     Belgium                                               13
       3.2.3     Czech Republic                                        14
       3.2.4     France                                                14
       3.2.5     Germany                                               15
       3.2.6     Italy                                                 16
       3.2.7     Poland                                                16
    3.3        Latin America                                           17
       3.3.1     Mexico                                                17
    3.4        North America & the Caribbean                           17
       3.4.1     Canada                                                17
    3.5        Oceana                                                  17
       3.5.1     New Zealand                                           17
4     EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES                                   18
    4.1        Asia                                                    18
       4.1.1     China                                                 18
       4.1.2     Indonesia                                             18
       4.1.3     Japan                                                 19
       4.1.4     Malaysia                                              19
       4.1.5     Singapore                                             20
       4.1.6     South Korea                                           20
    4.2        Europe                                                  21
       4.2.1     Austria                                               21
       4.2.2     France                                                21
       4.2.3     Germany                                               22
       4.2.4     Norway                                                22
       4.2.5     Slovakia                                              23
    4.3        Latin America                                           23
       4.3.1     Brazil                                                23
       4.3.2     Honduras                                              23
       4.3.3     Mexico                                                24
    4.4        North America & the Caribbean                           24
       4.4.1     Aruba                                                 24
       4.4.2     Canada                                                25
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS           26


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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on glass in the mass, glass cullet,
and other waste and scrap in the United States face a number of questions. Which countries are
supplying glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap to the United States? How
important is the United States compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional
market? How much do the imports of glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap
vary from one country of origin to another in the United States? On the supply side, the United
States also exports glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap. Which countries
receive the most exports from the United States? How are these exports concentrated across
buyers? What is the value of these exports and which countries are the largest buyers?

This report was created for strategic planners, international marketing executives and
import/export managers who are concerned with the market for glass in the mass, glass cullet, and
other waste and scrap in the United States. 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 which appear several years after the fact. I have developed a methodology, based on
macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for glass in the mass, glass cullet, and
other waste and scrap for those countries serving the United States via exports, or supplying from
the United States via imports. It does so for the current year based on a variety of key historical
indicators and econometric models.

In what follows, Chapter 2 begins by summarizing where the United States fits into the world
market for imported and exported glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap. The
total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for the United States in
particular, is estimated using a model which aggregates across over 150 key country markets and
projects these to the current year. From there, each country represents a percent of the world
market. This market is served from a number of competitive countries of origin. Based on both
demand- and supply-side dynamics, market shares by country of origin are then calculated across
each country market destination. These shares lead to a volume of import and export values for
each country and are aggregated to regional and world totals. In doing so, we are able to obtain
maximum likelihood estimates of both the value of each market and the share that the United
States is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers
to prioritize the United States compared to other major country markets. In this way, all the
figures provided in this report are forecasts that can be combined with internal information
sources for strategic planning purposes.

After the worldwide summary in Chapter 2 of both imports and exports of glass in the mass, glass
cullet, and other waste and scrap, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major
country of origin serving the United States. A “major” market is defined as a country where the
United States represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major
country exporting to the United States, one can thus observe how important the United States is
to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but


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for exports of glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap originating from the
United States, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that
the United States has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of
competitiveness for the United States. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share
values by major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total
picture for imports and exports of glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap to and
from the United States to and from all other major countries in the world. "Glass in the Mass,
Glass Cullet, and Other Waste and Scrap" as a category is defined in this report following the
definition given by the United Nations Statistics Division Classification Registry using the
Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3 (SITC, Rev. 3). The SITC code that
defined "glass in the mass, glass cullet, and other waste and scrap" is 66411 . For more
information on this definition, please refer to the following web site:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcs.asp?Cl=14&Lg=1&Co=664 .

This report is updated on an annual basis. To ensure that you have the most current version,
please check the web site of ICON Group at www.icongrouponline.com.

Important Caveat. The figures should be seen as market estimates, as opposed to historical
records, as these are forecasted for the current year of trade. More importantly, in light of the fact
that unforeseeable factors might interrupt markets in achieving their reported levels, the figures
should be seen as estimates of potential. For example, "mad cow" disease, foot-and-mouth
disease, trade embargoes, military conflicts, acts of terrorism and other events will certainly
affect the actual trade flows recorded for a variety of industry or product categories. In such
cases, the difference between the numbers given in this report and the numbers actually observed
might be interpreted as the "net loss" or "net gain" due to these exogenous events affecting
regular trade flows that would have occurred had these events not have taken place.




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2       THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2011
Imported Glass in the Mass, Glass Cullet, and Other Waste and Scrap in the United
                                    States, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
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Canada                            1                     5,592                37.14                   37.14
Japan                             2                     2,825                18.76                   55.90
Taiwan                            3                     2,419                16.07                   71.97
China                             4                     1,561                10.37                   82.33
Germany                           5                       925                 6.14                   88.48
France                            6                       493                 3.27                   91.75
South Korea                       7                       352                 2.34                   94.09
Mexico                            8                       283                 1.88                   95.97
Poland                            9                       172                 1.14                   97.11
New Zealand                      10                       159                 1.06                   98.17
Czech Republic                   11                       110                 0.73                   98.90
Belarus                          12                        96                 0.64                   99.54
Hong Kong                        13                        36                 0.24                   99.77
Italy                            14                        18                 0.12                   99.89
Belgium                          15                        16                 0.11                  100.00
Total                                                  15,057               100.00                  100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES IN 2011
    Glass in the Mass, Glass Cullet, and Other Waste and Scrap Exports from the
                                   United States, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
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Japan                             1                    13,083      
								
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