The 2011 Import and Export Market for Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids in France by ICONGroup

VIEWS: 10 PAGES: 24

More Info
									   The 2011 Import and Export
    Market for Nitric Acid and
    Sulfonitric Acids in France




                                         By
                         Professor Philip M. Parker, Ph. D.
                      Chaired Professor of Management Science
                    INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau, France)




www.icongrouponline.com                                      ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                                                                                  ii




                                             COPYRIGHT NOTICE
                                                00037346-3G


All of ICON Group Ltd. publications are copyrighted. Copying our publications in whole or in part, for whatever
reason, is a violation of copyrights laws and can lead to penalties and fines.

Should you want to copy tables, graphs or other materials from our publications, please contact us to request
permission. ICON Group Ltd. often grants permission for very limited reproduction of our publications for internal
use, press releases, and academic research. Such reproduction requires, however, confirmed permission from ICON
Group Ltd. Please read the full copyright notice, disclaimer, and user agreement provisions at the end of this
report.




                                          IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER



Neither ICON Group Ltd. nor its employees can be held accountable for the use and subsequent actions of the user of
the information provided in this publication. Great efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the data, but we
can not guarantee, given the volume of information, accuracy. Since the information given in this report is
forward-looking, the reader should read the disclaimer statement and user agreement provisions at the end of
this report.




www.icongrouponline.com                                                                   ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                                                              iii


                                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.



www.icongrouponline.com                                                    ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                                                                   iv


                           About ICON Group Ltd.
ICON Group Ltd.’s primary mission is to assist managers with their international information
needs. U.S.-owned and operated, ICON Group has field offices in Paris, Hong Kong and Lomé,
Togo (West Africa). Created in 1994, ICON Group has published hundreds of multi-client
databases, and global/regional market data, industry and country publications.

Global/Regional Management Studies. Summarizing over 190 countries, management studies
are generally organized into regional volumes and cover key management functions. The human
resource series covers minimum wages, child labor, unionization and collective bargaining. The
international law series covers media control and censorship, search and seizure, and trial justice
and punishment. The diversity management series covers a variety of environmental context
drivers that effect global operations. These include women’s rights, children’s rights,
discrimination/racism, and religious forces and risks. Global strategic planning studies cover
economic risk assessments, political risk assessments, foreign direct investment strategy,
intellectual property strategy, and export strategies. Financial management studies cover taxes
and tariffs. Global marketing studies focus on target segments (e.g. seniors, children, women) and
strategic marketing planning.

Country Studies. Often managers need an in-depth, yet broad and up-to-date understanding of a
country’s strategic market potential and situation before the first field trip or investment proposal.
There are over 190 country studies available. Each study consists of analysis, statistics, forecasts,
and information of relevance to managers. The studies are continually updated to insure that the
reports have the most relevant information available. In addition to raw information, the reports
provide relevant analyses which put a more general perspective on a country (seen in the context
of relative performance vis-à-vis benchmarks).

Industry Studies. Companies are racing to become more international, if not global in their
strategies. For over 2000 product/industry categories, these reports give the reader a concise
summary of latent market forecasts, pro-forma financials, import competition profiles, contacts,
key references and trends across 200 countries of the world. Some reports focus on a particular
product and region (up to four regions per product), while others focus on a product within a
particular country.

                               Orders & Customer Service
                               ICON Group International, Inc.
                               7404 Trade St.
                               San Diego, CA 92121
                               USA
                               Tel: (858) 635 9410
                               Fax: (858) 635 9414
                               E-mail: orders@icongroupbooks.com
                               www.icongrouponline.com

www.icongrouponline.com                                                       ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                               Contents        v


Table of Contents
1     INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY                                         6
2     FRANCE AND THE WORLD MARKET                                          8
    2.1        Imports in France in 2011                                   8
    2.2        Exports from France in 2011                                 8
3     IMPORTS IN FRANCE                                                    9
    3.1      Africa                                                        9
       3.1.1   Egypt                                                       9
    3.2      Europe                                                        9
       3.2.1   Austria                                                     9
       3.2.2   Belgium                                                    10
       3.2.3   France                                                     11
       3.2.4   Germany                                                    12
       3.2.5   Italy                                                      13
       3.2.6   Spain                                                      13
       3.2.7   the Netherlands                                            14
       3.2.8   the United Kingdom                                         14
    3.3      North America & the Caribbean                                15
       3.3.1   the United States                                          15
4     EXPORTS FROM FRANCE                                                 16
    4.1        Africa                                                     16
       4.1.1      Morocco                                                 16
    4.2        Asia                                                       16
       4.2.1      Singapore                                               16
    4.3        Europe                                                     17
       4.3.1      Belgium                                                 17
       4.3.2      France                                                  17
       4.3.3      Germany                                                 18
       4.3.4      Ireland                                                 18
       4.3.5      Italy                                                   19
       4.3.6      Spain                                                   19
       4.3.7      Switzerland                                             20
       4.3.8      the Netherlands                                         20
       4.3.9      the United Kingdom                                      21
    4.4        North America & the Caribbean                              21
       4.4.1      the United States                                       21
    4.5        the Middle East                                            22
       4.5.1      Israel                                                  22
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS              23
    5.1        Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  23
    5.2        ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions                  24




www.icongrouponline.com                                    ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                  Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids in France    6


1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on nitric acid and sulfonitric acids
in France face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying nitric acid and sulfonitric
acids to France? How important is France compared to others in terms of the entire global and
regional market? How much do the imports of nitric acid and sulfonitric acids vary from one
country of origin to another in France? On the supply side, France also exports nitric acid and
sulfonitric acids. Which countries receive the most exports from France? 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 nitric acid and sulfonitric acids in
France. 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 nitric acid and sulfonitric acids for those countries serving France via
exports, or supplying from France 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 France fits into the world market for
imported and exported nitric acid and sulfonitric acids. The total level of imports and exports on
a worldwide basis, and those for France 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 France is likely to receive this year. From these
figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize France 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 nitric acid and
sulfonitric acids, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin
serving France. A “major” market is defined as a country where France represents a substantially
large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to France, one can thus
observe how important France is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the
world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of nitric acid and sulfonitric acids originating
from France, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that
France has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness
for France. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share values by major trading


www.icongrouponline.com                                                       ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                    Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids in France     7

partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total picture for imports and
exports of nitric acid and sulfonitric acids to and from France to and from all other major
countries in the world. "Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids" 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 "nitric acid and sulfonitric acids" is 52233 . 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.




www.icongrouponline.com                                                         ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                      Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids in France        8


2       FRANCE AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN FRANCE IN 2011
                Imported Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids in France, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Belgium                           1                    24,732                50.22                   50.22
Germany                           2                    15,035                30.53                   80.74
the Netherlands                   3                     6,231                12.65                   93.39
Spain                             4                     2,487                 5.05                   98.44
Egypt                             5                       360                 0.73                   99.17
the United Kingdom                6                       141                 0.29                   99.46
France                            7                       104                 0.21                   99.67
Austria                           8                        85                 0.17                   99.84
Italy                             9                        62                 0.13                   99.97
the United States                10                        15                 0.03                  100.00
Total                                                  49,252               100.00                  100.00
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com



2.2         EXPORTS FROM FRANCE IN 2011
               Nitric Acid and Sulfonitric Acids Exports from France, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Germany                           1                     2,027                23.11                   23.11
Italy                             2                     1,676                19.11                   42.22
Spain                             3                     1,220                13.91                   56.13
the United Kingdom                4                     1,174                13.39                   69.52
Belgium                           5                     1,140                13.00                   82.52
the Netherlands                   6                       971                11.07                   93.59
Switzerland                       7                       233                 2.66                   96.25
Singapore                         8                       177                 2.02                   98.27
France                            9                       104                 1.19                   99.45
Morocco                          10                        25                 0.29                   99.74
Ireland                          11                        15                 0.17                   99.91
Israel                           12                         4                 0.05                   99.95
the United States                13                         4                 0.05                  100.00
Total                                                   8,770               100.00                  100.00
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com




www.icongrouponline.com                                                           ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
                                                      Nitric Acid and Sulfonitri
								
To top