The 2011 Import and Export Market for Corrugated Paper and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets in Greece by ICONGroup

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									  The 2011 Import and Export
  Market for Corrugated Paper
   and Paperboard in Rolls or
        Sheets in Greece




                                         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     GREECE AND THE WORLD MARKET                                      8
    2.1    Imports in Greece in 2011                                   8
    2.2    Exports from Greece in 2011                                 8
3     IMPORTS IN GREECE                                                9
    3.1      Europe                                                    9
       3.1.1   Bulgaria                                                9
       3.1.2   Germany                                                10
       3.1.3   Italy                                                  11
4     EXPORTS FROM GREECE                                             12
    4.1      Europe                                                   12
       4.1.1   Albania                                                12
       4.1.2   Belgium                                                12
       4.1.3   Macedonia                                              13
       4.1.4   Romania                                                13
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS          14
    5.1    Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  14
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on corrugated paper and
paperboard in rolls or sheets in Greece face a number of questions. Which countries are
supplying corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets to Greece? How important is
Greece compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the
imports of corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets vary from one country of origin to
another in Greece? On the supply side, Greece also exports corrugated paper and paperboard in
rolls or sheets. Which countries receive the most exports from Greece? 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 corrugated paper and paperboard
in rolls or sheets in Greece. 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 corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets
for those countries serving Greece via exports, or supplying from Greece 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 Greece fits into the world market for
imported and exported corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets. The total level of
imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Greece 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 Greece is likely to receive this year.
From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Greece 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 corrugated paper and
paperboard in rolls or sheets, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of
origin serving Greece. A “major” market is defined as a country where Greece represents a
substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to
Greece, one can thus observe how important Greece is to that exporting country compared to
other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of corrugated paper and
paperboard in rolls or sheets originating from Greece, for each major country of destination. In
doing so, one can discover the share that Greece has in each major market; this share value is


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often used as a measure of competitiveness for Greece. 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 corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or
sheets to and from Greece to and from all other major countries in the world. "Corrugated Paper
and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets" 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
"corrugated paper and paperboard in rolls or sheets" is 64164 . 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=641 .

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       GREECE AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN GREECE IN 2011
    Imported Corrugated Paper and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets in Greece, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Italy                              1                      638               73.33                 73.33
Germany                            2                      157               18.05                 91.38
Bulgaria                           3                       75                8.62                100.00
Total                                                     870              100.00                100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM GREECE IN 2011
    Corrugated Paper and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets Exports from Greece, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Albania                            1                      766               54.17                 54.17
Romania                            2                      379               26.80                 80.98
Macedonia                          3                      220               15.56                 96.53
Belgium                            4                       49                3.47                100.00
Total                                                   1,414              100.00                100.00
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     Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com




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3       IMPORTS IN GREECE
3.1         EUROPE
3.1.1          Bulgaria
 Corrugated Paper and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets Exports from Bulgaria, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Macedonia                          1                    1,088               60.31                 60.31
Albania                            2                      641               35.53                 95.84
Greece                             3                       75                4.16                100.00
Total                                                   1,804              100.00                100.00
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3.1.2          Germany
 Corrugated Paper and Paperboard in Rolls or Sheets Exports from Germany, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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the Netherlands                   1                   56,089                34.50                 34.50
Denmark                           2                   19,848                12.21                 46.71
Austria                           3                   19,334                11.89                 58.60
Belgium                           4                   16,097                 9.90                 68.50
France                            5                   15,241                 9.37                 77.88
Poland                            6                    9,220                 5.67                 83.55
Switzerland                       7             
								
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