The 2011 Import and Export Market for Tulles, Lace, and Other Net Fabrics in Croatia

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					   The 2011 Import and Export
   Market for Tulles, Lace, and
   Other Net Fabrics in Croatia




                                         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     CROATIA AND THE WORLD MARKET                                      8
    2.1     Imports in Croatia in 2011                                  8
    2.2     Exports from Croatia in 2011                                8
3     IMPORTS IN CROATIA                                                9
    3.1      Europe                                                     9
       3.1.1    Austria                                                 9
       3.1.2    Germany                                                10
       3.1.3    Greece                                                 11
       3.1.4    Italy                                                  12
       3.1.5    Slovenia                                               13
    3.2      the Middle East                                           14
       3.2.1    Turkey                                                 14
4     EXPORTS FROM CROATIA                                             15
    4.1      Europe                                                    15
       4.1.1   France                                                  15
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on tulles, lace, and other net
fabrics in Croatia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying tulles, lace, and
other net fabrics to Croatia? How important is Croatia compared to others in terms of the entire
global and regional market? How much do the imports of tulles, lace, and other net fabrics vary
from one country of origin to another in Croatia? On the supply side, Croatia also exports tulles,
lace, and other net fabrics. Which countries receive the most exports from Croatia? 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 tulles, lace, and other net fabrics
in Croatia. 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 tulles, lace, and other net fabrics for those countries serving Croatia via
exports, or supplying from Croatia 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 Croatia fits into the world market for
imported and exported tulles, lace, and other net fabrics. The total level of imports and exports
on a worldwide basis, and those for Croatia 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 Croatia is likely to receive this year. From these
figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Croatia 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 tulles, lace, and other
net fabrics, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving
Croatia. A “major” market is defined as a country where Croatia represents a substantially large
share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Croatia, one can thus
observe how important Croatia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the
world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of tulles, lace, and other net fabrics originating
from Croatia, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that
Croatia has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness
for Croatia. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share values by major trading


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partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total picture for imports and
exports of tulles, lace, and other net fabrics to and from Croatia to and from all other major
countries in the world. "Tulles, Lace, and Other Net Fabrics" 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 "tulles, lace, and other net fabrics" is 6564 . 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=656 .

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        CROATIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN CROATIA IN 2011
              Imported Tulles, Lace, and Other Net Fabrics in Croatia, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Germany                            1                      919               31.69                   31.69
Italy                              2                      905               31.21                   62.90
Austria                            3                      306               10.55                   73.45
Turkey                             4                      262                9.03                   82.48
China                              5                      207                7.14                   89.62
Slovenia                           6                      144                4.97                   94.59
South Korea                        7                       87                3.00                   97.59
France                             8                       68                2.34                   99.93
Greece                             9                        2                0.07                  100.00
Total                                                   2,900              100.00                  100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM CROATIA IN 2011
            Tulles, Lace, and Other Net Fabrics Exports from Croatia, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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France                             1                        90             100.00                  100.00
Total                                                       90             100.00                  100.00
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3       IMPORTS IN CROATIA
3.1         EUROPE
3.1.1          Austria
             Tulles, Lace, and Other Net Fabrics Exports from Austria, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
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Hungary                           1                     9,871               45.00                   45.00
France                            2                     5,530               25.21                   70.21
Hong Kong                         3                     1,917                8.74                   78.95
Germany                           4                     1,051                4.79                   83.74
Poland                            5                       662                3.02                   86.76
Italy                             6                       418                1.91                   88.67
China                             7                       403                1.84                   90.50
Switzerland                       8                       387                1.76                   92.27
Philippines                       9                       326                1.49                   93.75
Croatia                          10                       306                1.40                   95.15
South Korea                      11                       290                1.32                   96.47
Romania                          12                       193                0.88                   97.35
the Netherlands                  13                       181                0.83                   98.18
Morocco                          14                       109                0.50                   98.67
the United Kingdom               15                        83                0.38                   99.05
Spain                            16                        54                0.25                   99.30
Belgium                          17                        49                0.22                   99.52
the United States                18                        36                0.16                   99.69
Slovakia                         19                        28                0.13                   99.81
Bulgaria                         20                        23                0.10                   99.92
Thailand                         21                        16                0.07                   99.99
Russia                           22                         2                0.01                  100.00
Total                                                  21,935              100.00                  100.00
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