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									 The 2011 Import and Export
Market for Sunflower Seed Oil
or Safflower Oil and Fractions
       Thereof in China




                                         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                                         6
2     CHINA AND THE WORLD MARKET                                           8
    2.1        Imports in China in 2011                                    8
    2.2        Exports from China in 2011                                  8
3     IMPORTS IN CHINA                                                     9
    3.1        Asia                                                        9
       3.1.1     Malaysia                                                  9
       3.1.2     Taiwan                                                    9
    3.2        Europe                                                     10
       3.2.1     France                                                   10
       3.2.2     the Netherlands                                          11
    3.3        North America & the Caribbean                              12
       3.3.1     the United States                                        12
    3.4        Oceana                                                     13
       3.4.1     Australia                                                13
4     EXPORTS FROM CHINA                                                  14
    4.1      Asia                                                         14
       4.1.1   South Korea                                                14
       4.1.2   Taiwan                                                     15
       4.1.3   Thailand                                                   15
    4.2      Europe                                                       16
       4.2.1   the Netherlands                                            16
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on sunflower seed oil or safflower
oil and fractions thereof in China face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying
sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and fractions thereof to China? How important is China
compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports
of sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and fractions thereof vary from one country of origin to
another in China? On the supply side, China also exports sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and
fractions thereof. Which countries receive the most exports from China? 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 sunflower seed oil or safflower
oil and fractions thereof in China. 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 sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and fractions
thereof for those countries serving China via exports, or supplying from China 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 China fits into the world market for
imported and exported sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and fractions thereof. The total level of
imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for China 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 China is likely to receive this year.
From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize China 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 sunflower seed oil or
safflower oil and fractions thereof, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major
country of origin serving China. A “major” market is defined as a country where China
represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country
exporting to China, one can thus observe how important China is to that exporting country
compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of sunflower
seed oil or safflower oil and fractions thereof originating from China, for each major country of


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destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that China has in each major market; this
share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for China. 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 sunflower seed oil or safflower oil
and fractions thereof to and from China to and from all other major countries in the world.
"Sunflower Seed Oil or Safflower Oil and Fractions Thereof" 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 "sunflower seed oil or safflower oil and fractions thereof" is 4215 . 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=421 .

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       CHINA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN CHINA IN 2011
Imported Sunflower Seed Oil or Safflower Oil and Fractions Thereof in China, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
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Argentina                          1                      492               32.95                   32.95
France                             2                      369               24.72                   57.67
Malaysia                           3                      268               17.95                   75.62
Taiwan                             4                      230               15.41                   91.02
the Netherlands                    5                       72                4.82                   95.85
the United States                  6                       39                2.61                   98.46
Australia                          7                       23                1.54                  100.00
Total                                                   1,493              100.00                  100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM CHINA IN 2011
    Sunflower Seed Oil or Safflower Oil and Fractions Thereof Exports from China,
                                          2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Taiwan                             1                      753               76.84                   76.84
the Netherlands                    2                      120               12.24                   89.08
South Korea                        3                       92                9.39                   98.47
Thailand                           4                       15                1.53                  100.00
Total                                                     980              100.00                  100.00
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3       IMPORTS IN CHINA
3.1         ASIA
3.1.1          Malaysia
Sunflower Seed Oil or Safflower Oil and Fractions Thereof Exports from Malaysia,
                                        2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Thailand                          1                     9,152               35.13                   35.13
Singapore                         2                     8,788               33.73                   68.85
South Africa                      3                     1,690                6.49                   75.34
Australia                         4                     1,144                4.39                   79.73
New Zealand                       5                       787                3.02                   82.75
Japan                             6                       784                3.01                   85.76
Saudi Arabia                      7                       780                2.99                   88.75
Mozambique                        8                       718                2.76                   91.51
Yemen                             9                       625                2.40                   93.91
Philippines                      10                       625                2.40                   96.31
China                            11                       268                1.03                   97.34
South Korea                      12                       191                0.73                   98.07
Seychelles                       13                       153                0.59                   98.66
Denmark                          14                       101                0.39                   99.04
Bahrain                          15                        80                0.31                   99.35
Senegal                          16                        78                0.30                   99.65
Indonesia                        17                        69                0.26                   99.92
Taiwan                           18                        19                0.07                   99.99
Oman                             19                         3                0.01                  100.00
Total                                                  26,055              100.00                  100.00
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3.1.2          Taiwan
 Sunflower Seed Oil or Safflower Oil and Fractions Thereof Exports from Taiwan,
                                        2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)   
								
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