The 2011 Import and Export Market for Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes in Togo

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					   The 2011 Import and Export
     Market for Animal and
    Vegetable Oils, Fats, and
         Waxes in Togo




                                         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     TOGO AND THE WORLD MARKET                                         8
    2.1     Imports in Togo in 2011                                     8
    2.2     Exports from Togo in 2011                                   9
3     IMPORTS IN TOGO                                                  10
    3.1      Africa                                                    10
       3.1.1   Benin                                                   10
       3.1.2   Congo (formerly Zaire)                                  10
       3.1.3   Cote d'Ivoire                                           10
       3.1.4   Ghana                                                   11
       3.1.5   Liberia                                                 11
       3.1.6   Mauritania                                              11
       3.1.7   Morocco                                                 12
    3.2      Asia                                                      13
       3.2.1   Hong Kong                                               13
       3.2.2   Thailand                                                14
       3.2.3   Vietnam                                                 15
4     EXPORTS FROM TOGO                                                16
    4.1      Africa                                                    16
       4.1.1   Benin                                                   16
       4.1.2   Senegal                                                 17
    4.2      Europe                                                    18
       4.2.1   the Netherlands                                         18
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on animal and vegetable oils, fats,
and waxes in Togo face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying animal and
vegetable oils, fats, and waxes to Togo? How important is Togo compared to others in terms of
the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of animal and vegetable oils,
fats, and waxes vary from one country of origin to another in Togo? On the supply side, Togo
also exports animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes. Which countries receive the most exports
from Togo? 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 animal and vegetable oils, fats,
and waxes in Togo. 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 animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes for those countries
serving Togo via exports, or supplying from Togo 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 Togo fits into the world market for
imported and exported animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes. The total level of imports and
exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Togo 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 Togo is likely to receive this year. From these
figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Togo 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 animal and vegetable
oils, fats, and waxes, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin
serving Togo. A “major” market is defined as a country where Togo represents a substantially
large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Togo, one can thus
observe how important Togo is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the
world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes
originating from Togo, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the
share that Togo has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of
competitiveness for Togo. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share values by


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major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total picture for
imports and exports of animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes to and from Togo to and from
all other major countries in the world. "Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes" 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 "animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes" is 4 .
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=4 .

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       TOGO AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN TOGO IN 2011
          Imported Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes in Togo, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Malaysia                          1                     7,948               44.35                  44.35
Indonesia                         2                     2,630               14.68                  59.03
Singapore                         3                     1,495                8.34                  67.37
France                            4                     1,100                6.14                  73.51
China                             5                     1,093                6.10                  79.61
Hong Kong                         6                       746                4.16                  83.77
Morocco                           7                       494                2.76                  86.53
Ghana                             8                       360                2.01                  88.54
Belgium                           9                       334                1.86                  90.40
the Netherlands                  10                       309                1.72                  92.13
Mauritania                       11                       306                1.71                  93.83
Cote d'Ivoire                    12                       188                1.05                  94.88
Liberia                          13                       156                0.87                  95.75
the United States                14                       139                0.78                  96.53
Vietnam                          15                       120                0.67                  97.20
Thailand                         16                       116                0.65                  97.85
Italy                            17                       103                0.57                  98.42
Congo (formerly Zaire)           18                        92                0.51                  98.93
Benin                            19                        70                0.39                  99.32
Germany                          20                        64                0.36                  99.68
Denmark                          21                        38                0.21                  99.89
the United Kingdom               22                        19                0.11                 100.00
Total                                                  17,920              100.00                 100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM TOGO IN 2011
         Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes Exports from Togo, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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the Netherlands                    1                   12,977               65.32                  65.32
Benin                              2                    5,056               25.45                  90.76
Senegal                            3                    1,613                8.12                  98.88
the United States                  4                      222                1.12                 100.00
Total                                                  19,868              100.00                 100.00
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3       IMPORTS IN TOGO
3.1          AFRICA
3.1.1          Benin
          Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes Exports from Benin, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Senegal                            1                      113               61.75                  61.75
Togo                               2                       70               38.25                 100.00
Total                                                     183              100.00                 100.00
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3.1.2          Congo (formerly Zaire)
Animal and Vegetable Oils, Fats, and Waxes Exports from Congo (formerly Zaire),
                                       2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Val
				
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