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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight in the United States face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight vary from one country of origin to another in the United States? On the supply side, the United States also exports iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight. 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 S

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									 The 2011 Import and Export
 Market for Iron Oxides, Iron
 Hydroxides, and Earth Colors
  of 70% or More Combined
  Iron Evaluated as Fe203 by
  Weight 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        Africa                                                  11
       3.1.1     Egypt                                                 11
    3.2        Asia                                                    12
       3.2.1     China                                                 12
       3.2.2     Hong Kong                                             13
       3.2.3     India                                                 14
       3.2.4     Japan                                                 15
       3.2.5     South Korea                                           16
    3.3        Europe                                                  17
       3.3.1     Belgium                                               17
       3.3.2     France                                                18
       3.3.3     Germany                                               19
       3.3.4     Italy                                                 20
       3.3.5     Norway                                                21
       3.3.6     Spain                                                 22
       3.3.7     Sweden                                                23
       3.3.8     the Netherlands                                       24
       3.3.9     the United Kingdom                                    25
    3.4        Latin America                                           26
       3.4.1     Brazil                                                26
       3.4.2     Colombia                                              26
       3.4.3     Mexico                                                27
    3.5        North America & the Caribbean                           27
       3.5.1     Canada                                                27
4     EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES                                   28
    4.1      Africa                                                    28
       4.1.1   South Africa                                            28
    4.2      Asia                                                      29
       4.2.1   China                                                   29
       4.2.2   Hong Kong                                               30
       4.2.3   India                                                   31
       4.2.4   Indonesia                                               32
       4.2.5   Japan                                                   33
       4.2.6   Malaysia                                                34
       4.2.7   Philippines                                             35
       4.2.8   Singapore                                               36
       4.2.9   South Korea                                             37
       4.2.10 Taiwan                                                   38
       4.2.11 Thailand                                                 39
    4.3      Europe                                                    40
       4.3.1   Belgium                                                 40
       4.3.2   France                                                  41
       4.3.3   Germany                                                 42


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       4.3.4    Italy                                                 43
       4.3.5    Poland                                                44
       4.3.6    Russia                                                45
       4.3.7    Spain                                                 46
       4.3.8    Switzerland                                           47
       4.3.9    the Netherlands                                       47
       4.3.10 the United Kingdom                                      48
    4.4      Latin America                                            49
       4.4.1    Argentina                                             49
       4.4.2    Brazil                                                50
       4.4.3    Colombia                                              50
       4.4.4    Costa Rica                                            51
       4.4.5    Guatemala                                             51
       4.4.6    Mexico                                                52
       4.4.7    Peru                                                  52
    4.5      North America & the Caribbean                            53
       4.5.1    Canada                                                53
       4.5.2    Trinidad and Tobago                                   53
    4.6      Oceana                                                   54
       4.6.1    Australia                                             54
    4.7      the Middle East                                          54
       4.7.1    Oman                                                  54
       4.7.2    Saudi Arabia                                          55
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on iron oxides, iron hydroxides,
and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight in the United States
face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and
earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or
more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight vary from one country of origin to another in
the United States? On the supply side, the United States also exports iron oxides, iron
hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight.
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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and
earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron
evaluated as fe203 by weight 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more
combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight. 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 iron oxides, iron
hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight,

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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 for exports of iron
oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by
weight 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 iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors
of 70% or more combined iron evaluated as fe203 by weight to and from the United States to and
from all other major countries in the world. "Iron Oxides, Iron Hydroxides, and Earth Colors of
70% or More Combined Iron Evaluated as Fe203 by Weight" 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 "iron oxides, iron hydroxides, and earth colors of 70% or more combined
iron evaluated as fe203 by weight" is 52254 . 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=522 .

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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 
								
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