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									   The 2011 Import and Export
    Market for Insecticides for
     Retail Sale in Belgium

                         Professor Philip M. Parker, Ph. D.
                      Chaired Professor of Management Science
                    INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau, France)                                      ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.

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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.

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.                                                    ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.

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Table of Contents
1     INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY                           8
2     BELGIUM AND THE WORLD MARKET                          10
    2.1     Imports in Belgium in 2011                      10
    2.2     Exports from Belgium in 2011                    11
3     IMPORTS IN BELGIUM                                    12
    3.1      Africa                                         12
       3.1.1    South Africa                                12
    3.2      Asia                                           13
       3.2.1    China                                       13
       3.2.2    India                                       14
       3.2.3    Japan                                       15
       3.2.4    Malaysia                                    16
    3.3      Europe                                         16
       3.3.1    Bulgaria                                    16
       3.3.2    Croatia                                     17
       3.3.3    Denmark                                     18
       3.3.4    France                                      19
       3.3.5    Germany                                     20
       3.3.6    Greece                                      21
       3.3.7    Hungary                                     22
       3.3.8    Italy                                       23
       3.3.9    Luxembourg                                  24
       3.3.10 Poland                                        24
       3.3.11 Portugal                                      25
       3.3.12 Slovakia                                      25
       3.3.13 Spain                                         26
       3.3.14 Sweden                                        27
       3.3.15 the Netherlands                               28
    3.4      Latin America                                  29
       3.4.1    Brazil                                      29
    3.5      North America & the Caribbean                  30
       3.5.1    St. Lucia                                   30
       3.5.2    the United States                           31
    3.6      the Middle East                                32
       3.6.1    Israel                                      32
       3.6.2    Turkey                                      33
4     EXPORTS FROM BELGIUM                                  34
    4.1      Africa                                         34
       4.1.1   Burundi                                      34
       4.1.2   Cote d'Ivoire                                35
       4.1.3   Egypt                                        36
       4.1.4   Ethiopia                                     37
       4.1.5   Kenya                                        38
       4.1.6   Madagascar                                   39
       4.1.7   Mauritius                                    40
       4.1.8   Senegal                                      41
       4.1.9   South Africa                                 42
       4.1.10 Tunisia                                       43                      ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
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  4.2      Asia                                           44
     4.2.1   China                                        44
     4.2.2   Hong Kong                                    45
     4.2.3   Indonesia                                    46
     4.2.4   Japan                                        47
     4.2.5   Malaysia                                     48
     4.2.6   Singapore                                    49
     4.2.7   South Korea                                  50
     4.2.8   Thailand                                     51
  4.3      Europe                                         52
     4.3.1   Austria                                      52
     4.3.2   Belarus                                      53
     4.3.3   Croatia                                      54
     4.3.4   Cyprus                                       55
     4.3.5   Czech Republic                               56
     4.3.6   Denmark                                      57
     4.3.7   Finland                                      57
     4.3.8   France                                       58
     4.3.9   Georgia                                      59
     4.3.10 Germany                                       60
     4.3.11 Greece                                        61
     4.3.12 Iceland                                       62
     4.3.13 Ireland                                       62
     4.3.14 Italy                                         63
     4.3.15 Lithuania                                     64
     4.3.16 Luxembourg                                    64
     4.3.17 Macedonia                                     65
     4.3.18 Norway                                        65
     4.3.19 Romania                                       66
     4.3.20 Russia                                        67
     4.3.21 Slovakia                                      68
     4.3.22 Slovenia                                      69
     4.3.23 Sweden                                        70
     4.3.24 the Netherlands                               71
  4.4      Latin America                                  72
     4.4.1   Argentina                                    72
     4.4.2   Bolivia                                      73
     4.4.3   Brazil                                       74
     4.4.4   Colombia                                     75
     4.4.5   Ecuador                                      76
     4.4.6   El Salvador                                  77
     4.4.7   Guatemala                                    78
     4.4.8   Honduras                                     79
     4.4.9   Mexico                                       80
     4.4.10 Peru                                          81
     4.4.11 Uruguay                                       82
  4.5      North America & the Caribbean                  83
     4.5.1   Canada                                       83
     4.5.2   Dominica                                     83
     4.5.3   Jamaica                                      84
     4.5.4   the United States                            85
  4.6      Oceana                                         86
     4.6.1   Australia                                    86                    ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
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       4.6.2    New Zealand                                            87
    4.7      the Middle East                                           88
       4.7.1    Azerbaijan                                             88
       4.7.2    Israel                                                 89
       4.7.3    Jordan                                                 90
       4.7.4    Pakistan                                               91
       4.7.5    Saudi Arabia                                           92
       4.7.6    Turkey                                                 93
       4.7.7    Yemen                                                  93
    5.1     Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  94
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                                                        Insecticides for Retail Sale in Belgium    8

On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on insecticides for retail sale in
Belgium face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying insecticides for retail sale to
Belgium? How important is Belgium compared to others in terms of the entire global and
regional market? How much do the imports of insecticides for retail sale vary from one country
of origin to another in Belgium? On the supply side, Belgium also exports insecticides for retail
sale. 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 insecticides for retail sale 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 insecticides for retail sale 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 insecticides for retail sale. 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 insecticides for retail
sale, 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 insecticides for retail sale 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 percentage share values by major trading partner are                                                         ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
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provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total picture for imports and exports of
insecticides for retail sale to and from Belgium to and from all other major countries in the world.
"Insecticides for Retail Sale" 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 "insecticides for
retail sale" is 5911 . For more information on this definition, please refer to the following web
site: .

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

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.                                                          ©2011 ICON Group Ltd.
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2.1         IMPORTS IN BELGIUM IN 2011
                    Imported Insecticides for Retail Sale in Belgium, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)               % Share         Cumulative %
France                            1                   46,629                 35.82                    35.82
the United States                 2                   29,575                 22.72                    58.54
the Netherlands                   3                
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