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									   The 2011 Import and Export
   Market for Prepared Rubber
    Accelerators 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                                            12
       3.1.3      Japan                                                12
       3.1.4      Malaysia                                             13
       3.1.5      South Korea                                          13
    3.2        Europe                                                  14
       3.2.1      Belgium                                              14
       3.2.2      France                                               15
       3.2.3      Germany                                              16
       3.2.4      Italy                                                17
       3.2.5      Russia                                               18
       3.2.6      Spain                                                18
       3.2.7      the Netherlands                                      19
       3.2.8      the United Kingdom                                   20
    3.3        North America & the Caribbean                           21
       3.3.1      Canada                                               21
    3.4        Oceana                                                  21
       3.4.1      Australia                                            21
    3.5        the Middle East                                         21
       3.5.1      Israel                                               21
4     EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES                                   22
    4.1      Africa                                                    22
       4.1.1   South Africa                                            22
    4.2      Asia                                                      23
       4.2.1   China                                                   23
       4.2.2   Hong Kong                                               24
       4.2.3   India                                                   25
       4.2.4   Indonesia                                               26
       4.2.5   Japan                                                   26
       4.2.6   Malaysia                                                27
       4.2.7   Singapore                                               27
       4.2.8   South Korea                                             28
       4.2.9   Taiwan                                                  28
       4.2.10 Thailand                                                 29
    4.3      Europe                                                    29
       4.3.1   Belgium                                                 29
       4.3.2   Finland                                                 30
       4.3.3   France                                                  30
       4.3.4   Germany                                                 31
       4.3.5   Hungary                                                 31
       4.3.6   Ireland                                                 32
       4.3.7   Italy                                                   32


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       4.3.8    Poland                                                33
       4.3.9    Romania                                               33
       4.3.10 Slovakia                                                34
       4.3.11 Slovenia                                                34
       4.3.12 Spain                                                   35
       4.3.13 the Netherlands                                         35
       4.3.14 the United Kingdom                                      36
    4.4      Latin America                                            36
       4.4.1    Argentina                                             36
       4.4.2    Brazil                                                37
       4.4.3    Colombia                                              37
       4.4.4    Costa Rica                                            38
       4.4.5    Ecuador                                               38
       4.4.6    Guatemala                                             39
       4.4.7    Mexico                                                39
       4.4.8    Peru                                                  39
    4.5      North America & the Caribbean                            40
       4.5.1    Canada                                                40
       4.5.2    Trinidad and Tobago                                   40
    4.6      Oceana                                                   41
       4.6.1    Australia                                             41
       4.6.2    New Zealand                                           41
    4.7      the Middle East                                          42
       4.7.1    Pakistan                                              42
       4.7.2    Saudi Arabia                                          42
       4.7.3    Turkey                                                43
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on prepared rubber accelerators in
the United States face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying prepared rubber
accelerators 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 prepared rubber
accelerators vary from one country of origin to another in the United States? On the supply side,
the United States also exports prepared rubber accelerators. 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 prepared rubber accelerators 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 prepared rubber accelerators 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 prepared rubber accelerators. 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 prepared rubber
accelerators, 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 prepared
rubber accelerators 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


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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 prepared rubber
accelerators to and from the United States to and from all other major countries in the world.
"Prepared Rubber Accelerators" 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
"prepared rubber accelerators" is 59863 . 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=598 .

This report is updated on an annual basis. To ensure that you have the most current version,
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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 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 Prepared Rubber Accelerators in the United States, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Belgium                           1                     6,688               26.36                  26.36
China                             2                     6,102               24.05                  50.41
Germany                           3                     3,566               14.05                  64.46
France                            4                     2,160                8.51                  72.98
Canada                            5                     1,798                7.09                  80.06
Japan                             6                     1,564                6.16                  86.23
Spain                             7                     1,491                5.88                  92.10
the United Kingdom                8                     1,104                4.35                  96.45
South Korea                       9                       255                1.01                  97.46
Hong Kong                        10                       169                0.67                  98.12
the Netherlands                  11                       138                0.54                  98.67
Italy                            12                       134                0.53                  99.20
Russia                           13                       107                0.42                  99.62
Australia                        14                        71                0.28                  99.90
Malaysia                         15                        22                0.09                  99.98
Israel                           16                         4                0.02                 100.00
Total                                                  25,373              100.00                 100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES IN 2011
          Prepared Rubber Accelerators Exports from the United States, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Canada                            1                    12,220               26.92                  26.92
China                             2                     8,468               18.65                  45.57
the Netherlands                   3                     4,529     
								
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