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					  The 2011 Import and Export
   Market for Woven Fabrics
     from Strip or Straw of
  Synthetic Textile Materials 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    India                                               12
       3.1.3    Japan                                               13
       3.1.4    South Korea                                         14
       3.1.5    Sri Lanka                                           15
       3.1.6    Taiwan                                              15
       3.1.7    Thailand                                            16
       3.1.8    Vietnam                                             17
    3.2      Europe                                                 18
       3.2.1    Belgium                                             18
       3.2.2    Czech Republic                                      19
       3.2.3    Denmark                                             19
       3.2.4    France                                              20
       3.2.5    Germany                                             21
       3.2.6    Greece                                              22
       3.2.7    Italy                                               23
       3.2.8    Portugal                                            24
       3.2.9    Romania                                             24
       3.2.10 Spain                                                 25
       3.2.11 the Netherlands                                       26
       3.2.12 the United Kingdom                                    27
    3.3      Latin America                                          28
       3.3.1    Brazil                                              28
       3.3.2    El Salvador                                         28
       3.3.3    Guatemala                                           28
       3.3.4    Mexico                                              29
    3.4      North America & the Caribbean                          29
       3.4.1    Canada                                              29
    3.5      the Middle East                                        30
       3.5.1    Israel                                              30
       3.5.2    Saudi Arabia                                        31
       3.5.3    the United Arab Emirates                            31
       3.5.4    Turkey                                              32
4     EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES                                33
    4.1      Asia                                                   33
       4.1.1   China                                                33
       4.1.2   India                                                34
       4.1.3   Japan                                                34
       4.1.4   Singapore                                            35
    4.2      Europe                                                 35
       4.2.1   Austria                                              35
       4.2.2   Belgium                                              36


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       4.2.3    Denmark                                               37
       4.2.4    France                                                38
       4.2.5    Germany                                               39
       4.2.6    Italy                                                 40
       4.2.7    Macedonia                                             41
       4.2.8    Russia                                                41
       4.2.9    Spain                                                 42
       4.2.10 the Netherlands                                         43
       4.2.11 the United Kingdom                                      44
    4.3      Latin America                                            45
       4.3.1    Brazil                                                45
       4.3.2    Costa Rica                                            45
       4.3.3    Ecuador                                               46
       4.3.4    Guatemala                                             46
       4.3.5    Mexico                                                47
       4.3.6    Peru                                                  47
    4.4      North America & the Caribbean                            48
       4.4.1    Canada                                                48
    4.5      Oceana                                                   49
       4.5.1    Australia                                             49
       4.5.2    New Zealand                                           50
    4.6      the Middle East                                          51
       4.6.1    Turkey                                                51
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on woven fabrics from strip or
straw of synthetic textile materials in the United States face a number of questions. Which
countries are supplying woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of
synthetic textile materials vary from one country of origin to another in the United States? On the
supply side, the United States also exports woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile
materials. 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw
of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or
straw of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials.
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 woven fabrics from
strip or straw of synthetic textile materials, 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


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United States is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4
does the same, but for exports of woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials
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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of
synthetic textile materials to and from the United States to and from all other major countries in
the world. "Woven Fabrics from Strip or Straw of Synthetic Textile Materials" 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 "woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile
materials" is 65312 . 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=653 .

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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 Woven Fabrics from Strip or Straw of Synthetic Textile Materials in the
                               United States, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Greece                            1                    21,191                17.35                   17.35
India                             2                    20,796                17.03                   34.38
Canada                            3                    19,984                16.36                   50.75
China                             4                    15,393                12.60                   63.35
the United Kingdom                5                     9,345                 7.65                   71.00
Mexico                            6                     7,095                 5.81                   76.81
Spain                             7                     4,362                 3.57                   80.38
South Korea                       8                     3,088                 2.53                   82.91
the Netherlands                   9                     2,530                 2.07                   84.98
Saudi Arabia                     10                     2,457                 2.01                   87.00
Belgium                          11                     2,171                 1.78                   88.77
Vietnam                          12                     2,022                 1.66                   90.43
Guatemala                        13                     1,456                 1.19                   91.62
the United Arab Emirates         14                     1,158                 0.95                   92.57
Brazil                           15                       985                 0.81                   93.38
El Salvador                      16                       966                 0.79                   94.17
Taiwan                           17                       946                 0.77                   94.94
Czech Republic                   18                       940                 0.77                   95.71
Japan                            19                       828                 0.68                   96.39
Germany                          20                       819                 0.67                   97.06
Turkey                           21                       798                 0.65                   97.71
Thailand                         22
				
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Description: On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials in the United States face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials vary from one country of origin to another in the United States? On the supply side, the United States also exports woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials. 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials 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 woven fabrics from strip or straw of synthetic textile materials. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for the United States in particular, is est
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