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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on seed of forage plants excluding beet seed in Belgium face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying seed of forage plants excluding beet seed to Belgium? How important is Belgium compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of seed of forage plants excluding beet seed vary from one country of origin to another in Belgium? On the supply side, Belgium also exports seed of forage plants excluding beet seed. Which countries receive the most exports from Belgium? 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 seed of forage plants excluding beet seed in Belgium. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 seed of forage plants excluding beet seed for those countries serving Belgium via exports, or supplying from Belgium 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 Belgium fits into the world market for imported and exported seed of forage plants excluding beet seed. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Belgium 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 d

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									  The 2011 Import and Export
   Market for Seed of Forage
  Plants Excluding Beet Seed in
            Belgium




                                         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     BELGIUM AND THE WORLD MARKET                                         8
    2.1        Imports in Belgium in 2011                                  8
    2.2        Exports from Belgium in 2011                                8
3     IMPORTS IN BELGIUM                                                   9
    3.1        Asia                                                        9
       3.1.1     China                                                     9
    3.2        Europe                                                     10
       3.2.1     Denmark                                                  10
       3.2.2     France                                                   11
       3.2.3     Germany                                                  12
       3.2.4     Italy                                                    13
       3.2.5     Poland                                                   14
       3.2.6     Russia                                                   14
       3.2.7     the Netherlands                                          15
       3.2.8     Ukraine                                                  16
    3.3        North America & the Caribbean                              17
       3.3.1     Canada                                                   17
    3.4        Oceana                                                     18
       3.4.1     Australia                                                18
       3.4.2     New Zealand                                              19
4     EXPORTS FROM BELGIUM                                                20
    4.1      Africa                                                       20
       4.1.1   South Africa                                               20
    4.2      Europe                                                       21
       4.2.1   Czech Republic                                             21
       4.2.2   Denmark                                                    22
       4.2.3   Finland                                                    23
       4.2.4   France                                                     24
       4.2.5   Germany                                                    25
       4.2.6   Greece                                                     26
       4.2.7   Ireland                                                    26
       4.2.8   Luxembourg                                                 27
       4.2.9   Norway                                                     27
       4.2.10 the Netherlands                                             28
    4.3      Latin America                                                29
       4.3.1   Argentina                                                  29
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on seed of forage plants excluding
beet seed in Belgium face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying seed of forage
plants excluding beet seed to Belgium? How important is Belgium compared to others in terms
of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of seed of forage plants
excluding beet seed vary from one country of origin to another in Belgium? On the supply side,
Belgium also exports seed of forage plants excluding beet seed. Which countries receive the
most exports from Belgium? 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 seed of forage plants excluding
beet seed in Belgium. 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 seed of forage plants excluding beet seed for those
countries serving Belgium via exports, or supplying from Belgium 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 Belgium fits into the world market for
imported and exported seed of forage plants excluding beet seed. The total level of imports and
exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Belgium 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 Belgium is likely to receive this year. From
these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Belgium 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 seed of forage plants
excluding beet seed, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin
serving Belgium. A “major” market is defined as a country where Belgium represents a
substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to
Belgium, one can thus observe how important Belgium is to that exporting country compared to
other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of seed of forage plants
excluding beet seed originating from Belgium, for each major country of destination. In doing
so, one can discover the share that Belgium has in each major market; this share value is often
used as a measure of competitiveness for Belgium. In all cases, the total dollar volume and


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percentage share values by major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4
present a the total picture for imports and exports of seed of forage plants excluding beet seed to
and from Belgium to and from all other major countries in the world. "Seed of Forage Plants
Excluding Beet Seed" 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 "seed of forage plants
excluding beet seed" is 29252 . 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=292 .

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       BELGIUM AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN BELGIUM IN 2011
         Imported Seed of Forage Plants Excluding Beet Seed in Belgium, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
the Netherlands                   1                    10,769               41.50                  41.50
France                            2                     4,745               18.29                  59.79
Denmark                           3                     2,891               11.14                  70.93
Germany                           4                     1,882                7.25                  78.18
Australia                         5                     1,692                6.52                  84.70
Italy                             6                     1,455                5.61                  90.31
Russia                            7                       761                2.93                  93.24
Canada                            8                       609                2.35                  95.59
New Zealand                       9                       400                1.54                  97.13
the United States                10                       275                1.06                  98.19
Ukraine                          11                       173                0.67                  98.86
Poland                           12                       155                0.60                  99.45
China                            13                       142                0.55                 100.00
Total                                                  25,949              100.00                 100.00
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    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com



2.2         EXPORTS FROM BELGIUM IN 2011
        Seed of Forage Plants Excluding Beet Seed Exports from Belgium, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
the Netherlands                   1                     3,151               40.31                  40.31
Ireland                           2                     1,809               23.14                  63.46
France                            3                     1,186               15.17                  78.63
Germany                           4                       980               12.54                  91.17
Norway                            5                       215                2.75                  93.92
Luxembourg                        6                       137                1.75                  95.68
South Africa                      7                       105                1.34                  97.02
Czech Republic                    8                        92                1.18                  98.20
Finland                           9                        84                1.07                  99.27
Denmark                          10                        36                0.46                  99.73
Argentina                        11                        14                0.18                  99.91
Greece                           12                         7                0.09                 100.00
Total                                                   7,816              100.00                 100.00
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    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com

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3       IMPORTS IN BELGIUM
3.1         ASIA
3.1.1          China
         Seed of Forage Plants Excluding Beet Seed Exports from China, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Italy                             1                     8,451               46.17                  46.17
South Korea                       2                     6,202               33.88                  80.05
the United States                 3                       867                4.74                  84.79
Canada                            4                       799                4.37                  89.16
the Netherlands                   5                       606                3.31      
								
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