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The 2011 Import and Export Market for Self-Adhesive Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil, Tape, and Other Flat Shapes in Rolls Up to 20 Centimeters Wide in Estonia

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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide in Estonia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide to Estonia? How important is Estonia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide vary from one country of origin to another in Estonia? On the supply side, Estonia also exports self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide. Which countries receive the most exports from Estonia? 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 self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide in Estonia. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide for those countries serving Estonia via exports, or supplying from Estonia 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 Estonia fits into the world market for imported and ex

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									   The 2011 Import and Export
     Market for Self-Adhesive
    Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film,
    Foil, Tape, and Other Flat
     Shapes in Rolls Up to 20
   Centimeters Wide in Estonia




                                          By
                          Professor Philip M. Parker, Ph. D.


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                      Chaired Professor of Management Science
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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                                      7
2     ESTONIA AND THE WORLD MARKET                                      9
    2.1     Imports in Estonia in 2011                                  9
    2.2     Exports from Estonia in 2011                                9
3     IMPORTS IN ESTONIA                                               10
    3.1      Europe                                                    10
       3.1.1   Austria                                                 10
       3.1.2   Denmark                                                 11
       3.1.3   Finland                                                 12
       3.1.4   Latvia                                                  13
       3.1.5   Norway                                                  13
       3.1.6   Poland                                                  14
       3.1.7   Sweden                                                  15
4     EXPORTS FROM ESTONIA                                             16
    4.1      Europe                                                    16
       4.1.1   Finland                                                 16
       4.1.2   Latvia                                                  17
       4.1.3   Lithuania                                               18
       4.1.4   Russia                                                  19
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1       INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on self-adhesive plastic plates,
sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide in Estonia face a
number of questions. Which countries are supplying self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film,
foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide to Estonia? How important is
Estonia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the
imports of self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to
20 centimeters wide vary from one country of origin to another in Estonia? On the supply side,
Estonia also exports self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in
rolls up to 20 centimeters wide. Which countries receive the most exports from Estonia? 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 self-adhesive plastic plates,
sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide in Estonia. 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
self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20
centimeters wide for those countries serving Estonia via exports, or supplying from Estonia 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 Estonia fits into the world market for
imported and exported self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in
rolls up to 20 centimeters wide. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and
those for Estonia 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 Estonia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to
allow managers to prioritize Estonia 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 self-adhesive plastic
plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide, Chapter 3
goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Estonia. A “major”

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market is defined as a country where Estonia represents a substantially large share of either
imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Estonia, one can thus observe how
important Estonia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter
4 does the same, but for exports of self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other
flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide originating from Estonia, for each major country of
destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Estonia has in each major market; this
share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Estonia. 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 self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets,
film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide to and from Estonia to and
from all other major countries in the world. "Self-Adhesive Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil,
Tape, and Other Flat Shapes in Rolls Up to 20 Centimeters Wide" 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 "self-adhesive plastic plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, and other flat shapes
in rolls up to 20 centimeters wide" is 58211 . 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=582 .

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       ESTONIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1          IMPORTS IN ESTONIA IN 2011
    Imported Self-Adhesive Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil, Tape, and Other Flat
              Shapes in Rolls Up to 20 Centimeters Wide in Estonia, 2011
                               (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin              Rank           Value (000 US$)               % Share         Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Italy                               1                      1,453                24.75                  24.75
Finland                             2                        982                16.73                  41.48
Germany                             3                        908                15.47                  56.95
Sweden                              4                        728                12.40                  69.35
the United Kingdom                  5                        331                 5.64                  74.99
the United States                   6                        307                 5.23                  80.22
Poland                              7                        232                 3.95                  84.17
Austria                             8                        172                 2.93                  87.10
Latvia                              9                        162                 2.76                  89.86
Belgium                            10                        127                 2.16                  92.03
Taiwan                             11                        120                 2.04                  94.07
China                              12                        114                 1.94                  96.01
Norway                             13                         96                 1.64                  97.65
the Netherlands                    14                         71                 1.21                  98.86
Denmark                            15                         67                 1.14                 100.00
Total                                                      5,870               100.00                 100.00
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2.2          EXPORTS FROM ESTONIA IN 2011
Self-Adhesive Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil, Tape, and Other Flat Shapes in Rolls
                Up to 20 Centimeters Wide Exports from Estonia, 2011
Country of Destination         Rank           Value (000 US$)               % Share         Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Latvia                              1                        612                76.31                  76.31
Russia                              2                        149                18.58                  94.89
Finland                             3                         28                 3.49                  98.38
Lithuania                           4                         13                 1.62                 100.00
Total                                                        802               100.00                 100.00
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011, www.icongrouponline.com




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3       IMPORTS IN ESTONIA
3.1          EUROPE
3.1.1           Austria
Self-Adhesive Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil, Tape, and Other Flat Shapes in Rolls
                Up to 20 Centimeters Wide Exports from Austria, 2011
Country of Destination         Rank           Value (000 US$)               % Share         Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Romania                             1                      8,085                16.00                  16.00
Germany                             2                      7,450                14.75                  30.75
Switzerland                         3                      4,954                 9.81                  40.56
Belgium                             4                      4,274                 8.46                  49.02
Poland                              5                      3,938                 7.80                  56.82
Hungary                             6                      3,282                 6.50                  63.31
the United Kingdom                  7                      3,001                 5.94                  69.25
the Netherlands                     8                      2,871                 5.68                  74.94
Italy                               9                      2,809                 5.56                  80.50
Slovenia                           10                      2,319                 4.59                  85.09
France                             11                      1,187                 2.35                  87.44
Bosnia and Herzegovina             12                        755                 1.49                  88.93
Spain                              13                        702                 1.39                  90.32
Finland                            14                        654                 1.29                  91.62
Brazil                             15                        601                 1.19                  92.81
Slovakia                           16  
								
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