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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals in Belgium face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals to Belgium? How important is Belgium compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals vary from one country of origin to another in Belgium? On the supply side, Belgium also exports halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals. 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals. 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-

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									  The 2011 Import and Export
  Market for Halogen or Sulfur
  Compounds of Nonmetals 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                                9
3     IMPORTS IN BELGIUM                                                  10
    3.1        Africa                                                     10
       3.1.1     South Africa                                             10
    3.2        Asia                                                       11
       3.2.1     India                                                    11
       3.2.2     Japan                                                    12
    3.3        Europe                                                     13
       3.3.1     France                                                   13
       3.3.2     Germany                                                  14
       3.3.3     Italy                                                    15
       3.3.4     Russia                                                   16
       3.3.5     Spain                                                    16
       3.3.6     Switzerland                                              17
       3.3.7     the Netherlands                                          18
       3.3.8     the United Kingdom                                       19
       3.3.9     Ukraine                                                  19
    3.4        North America & the Caribbean                              20
       3.4.1     the United States                                        20
4     EXPORTS FROM BELGIUM                                                21
    4.1        Asia                                                       21
       4.1.1      India                                                   21
       4.1.2      Singapore                                               21
       4.1.3      Taiwan                                                  22
    4.2        Europe                                                     23
       4.2.1      Austria                                                 23
       4.2.2      France                                                  24
       4.2.3      Germany                                                 25
       4.2.4      Italy                                                   26
       4.2.5      Spain                                                   26
       4.2.6      Switzerland                                             27
       4.2.7      the Netherlands                                         27
       4.2.8      the United Kingdom                                      28
    4.3        Latin America                                              28
       4.3.1      Argentina                                               28
       4.3.2      Brazil                                                  29
    4.4        North America & the Caribbean                              29
       4.4.1      the United States                                       29
    4.5        the Middle East                                            30
       4.5.1      Pakistan                                                30
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS              31
    5.1        Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  31
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on halogen or sulfur compounds of
nonmetals in Belgium face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying halogen or
sulfur compounds of nonmetals to Belgium? How important is Belgium compared to others in
terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of halogen or sulfur
compounds of nonmetals vary from one country of origin to another in Belgium? On the supply
side, Belgium also exports halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals. 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of
nonmetals 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals. 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 halogen or sulfur
compounds of nonmetals, 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 halogen or sulfur
compounds of nonmetals 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 halogen or sulfur compounds of nonmetals to
and from Belgium to and from all other major countries in the world. "Halogen or Sulfur
Compounds of Nonmetals" 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 "halogen or sulfur
compounds of nonmetals" is 5224 . 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=522 .

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 Halogen or Sulfur Compounds of Nonmetals in Belgium, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Germany                           1                    20,183               25.72                 25.72
France                            2                    16,836               21.45                 47.17
the United States                 3                    15,670               19.97                 67.14
the Netherlands                   4                    13,744               17.51                 84.65
Italy                             5                     4,590                5.85                 90.50
Japan                             6                     3,098                3.95                 94.44
Spain                             7                     1,364                1.74                 96.18
the United Kingdom                8                     1,045                1.33                 97.51
India                             9                       894                1.14                 98.65
Russia                           10                       587                0.75                 99.40
Ukraine                          11                       224                0.29                 99.69
Switzerland                      12                       150                0.19                 99.88
South Africa                     13                        97                0.12                100.00
Total                                                  78,482              100.00                100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM BELGIUM IN 2011
       Halogen or Sulfur Compounds of Nonmetals Exports from Belgium, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
France                            1                     5,428               26.33                 26.33
Germany                           2                     4,793               23.25                 49.58
Italy                             3                     3,901               18.92                 68.51
the United Kingdom                4                     1,598                7.75                 76.26
Argentina                         5                     1,294                6.28                 82.54
the Netherlands                   6                     1,133                5.50                 88.03
India                             7                     1,009                4.89                 92.93
Singapore                         8                       508                2.46                 95.39
the United States                 9                       384                1.86                 97.25
Pakistan                         10                       114                0.55                 97.81
Austria              
								
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