The 2011 Import and Export Market for Sodium Sulfates in Malaysia

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					 The 2011 Import and Export
 Market for Sodium Sulfates in
           Malaysia




                                         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     MALAYSIA AND THE WORLD MARKET                                     8
    2.1     Imports in Malaysia in 2011                                 8
    2.2     Exports from Malaysia in 2011                               8
3     IMPORTS IN MALAYSIA                                               9
    3.1      Asia                                                       9
       3.1.1   China                                                    9
       3.1.2   Indonesia                                               10
       3.1.3   Japan                                                   10
       3.1.4   Singapore                                               11
       3.1.5   South Korea                                             11
       3.1.6   Taiwan                                                  11
       3.1.7   Thailand                                                12
    3.2      Europe                                                    12
       3.2.1   Belgium                                                 12
       3.2.2   the Netherlands                                         13
    3.3      North America & the Caribbean                             14
       3.3.1   the United States                                       14
4     EXPORTS FROM MALAYSIA                                            15
    4.1      Africa                                                    15
       4.1.1    Sudan                                                  15
    4.2      Asia                                                      15
       4.2.1    Singapore                                              15
    4.3      the Middle East                                           16
       4.3.1    Yemen                                                  16
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on sodium sulfates in Malaysia
face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying sodium sulfates to Malaysia? How
important is Malaysia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How
much do the imports of sodium sulfates vary from one country of origin to another in Malaysia?
On the supply side, Malaysia also exports sodium sulfates. Which countries receive the most
exports from Malaysia? 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 sodium sulfates in Malaysia.
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 sodium sulfates for those countries serving Malaysia via exports, or supplying
from Malaysia 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 Malaysia fits into the world market for
imported and exported sodium sulfates. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide
basis, and those for Malaysia 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 Malaysia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are
calculated to allow managers to prioritize Malaysia 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 sodium sulfates,
Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Malaysia. A
“major” market is defined as a country where Malaysia represents a substantially large share of
either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Malaysia, one can thus observe
how important Malaysia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world.
Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of sodium sulfates originating from Malaysia, for each
major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Malaysia has in each
major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Malaysia. 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 sodium sulfates


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to and from Malaysia to and from all other major countries in the world. "Sodium Sulfates" 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 "sodium sulfates" is 52345 . 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=523 .

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       MALAYSIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN MALAYSIA IN 2011
                         Imported Sodium Sulfates in Malaysia, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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China                             1                     5,359               74.95                  74.95
Indonesia                         2                       606                8.48                  83.43
Japan                             3                       276                3.86                  87.29
Taiwan                            4                       267                3.73                  91.02
the United States                 5                       250                3.50                  94.52
the Netherlands                   6                       188                2.63                  97.15
Singapore                         7                       130                1.82                  98.97
Thailand                          8                        48                0.67                  99.64
Belgium                           9                        18                0.25                  99.89
South Korea                      10                         8                0.11                 100.00
Total                                                   7,150              100.00                 100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM MALAYSIA IN 2011
                        Sodium Sulfates Exports from Malaysia, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Yemen                              1                      868               69.22                  69.22
Sudan                              2                      328               26.16                  95.37
Singapore                          3                       58                4.63                 100.00
Total                                                   1,254              100.00                 100.00
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3       IMPORTS IN MALAYSIA
3.1         ASIA
3.1.1          China
                          Sodium Sulfates Exports from China, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Brazil                            1                   23,536                14.55                  14.55
Indonesia                         2                   20,864                12.90                  27.45
South Korea                       3                   15,193                 9.39                  36.84
Philippines                       4                   14,216                 8.79                  45.63
Japan                             5                   10,683                 6.60                  52.24
Saudi Arabia                      6                    9,778                 6.05                  58.28
Thailand                          7                    7,004                 4.33                  62.61
Colombia                          8                    6,907                 4.27                  66.88
Iran                              9                    6,567                 4.06                  70.94
Malaysia                         10                    5,359                 3.31                  74.25
Taiwan                           11                    4,311                 2.67                  76.92
Argentina                        12                    3,989                 2.47                  79.39
Australia                        13                    3,755                 2.32                  81.71
Peru                             14                    3,244                 2.01                  83.71
Canada                           15                    3,095                 1.91                  85.63
Italy                            16                    3,036                 1.88                  87.50
Pakistan                         17                 
				
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