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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight in the Netherlands face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight to the Netherlands? How important is the Netherlands compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight vary from one country of origin to another in the Netherlands? On the supply side, the Netherlands also exports woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight. Which countries receive the most exports from the Netherlands? 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 woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight in the Netherlands. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight for those countries serving the Netherlands via exports, or supplying from the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands fits into the world market for imported and exported woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for the Netherlands in particular, is estimated using a model which aggregates across over

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									   The 2011 Import and Export
   Market for Woven Fabrics of
      At Least 85% Artificial
    Filaments by Weight in the
           Netherlands

                                         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                                 7
2     THE NETHERLANDS AND THE WORLD MARKET                         9
    2.1     Imports in the Netherlands in 2011                     9
    2.2     Exports from the Netherlands in 2011                  10
3     IMPORTS IN THE NETHERLANDS                                  11
    3.1      Africa                                               11
       3.1.1    Morocco                                           11
    3.2      Asia                                                 11
       3.2.1    Indonesia                                         11
       3.2.2    Japan                                             12
       3.2.3    South Korea                                       13
       3.2.4    Taiwan                                            14
    3.3      Europe                                               15
       3.3.1    Austria                                           15
       3.3.2    Belgium                                           16
       3.3.3    Bulgaria                                          17
       3.3.4    Czech Republic                                    18
       3.3.5    Denmark                                           19
       3.3.6    Germany                                           20
       3.3.7    Ireland                                           21
       3.3.8    Italy                                             22
       3.3.9    Lithuania                                         23
       3.3.10 Poland                                              23
       3.3.11 Romania                                             24
       3.3.12 Spain                                               25
       3.3.13 Switzerland                                         26
       3.3.14 the United Kingdom                                  27
    3.4      the Middle East                                      28
       3.4.1    Turkey                                            28
4     EXPORTS FROM THE NETHERLANDS                                29
    4.1      Africa                                               29
       4.1.1   Morocco                                            29
       4.1.2   South Africa                                       30
    4.2      Europe                                               30
       4.2.1   Belarus                                            30
       4.2.2   Belgium                                            31
       4.2.3   Bulgaria                                           32
       4.2.4   Croatia                                            33
       4.2.5   Denmark                                            34
       4.2.6   Estonia                                            35
       4.2.7   Finland                                            36
       4.2.8   France                                             37
       4.2.9   Germany                                            38
       4.2.10 Greece                                              39
       4.2.11 Hungary                                             40
       4.2.12 Italy                                               41
       4.2.13 Lithuania                                           42
       4.2.14 Macedonia                                           43


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       4.2.15 Poland                                                  44
       4.2.16 Romania                                                 45
       4.2.17 Russia                                                  46
       4.2.18 Slovakia                                                47
       4.2.19 Slovenia                                                48
       4.2.20 the United Kingdom                                      49
       4.2.21 Ukraine                                                 50
    4.3      the Middle East                                          51
       4.3.1    Turkey                                                51
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS          52
    5.1    Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  52
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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on woven fabrics of at least 85%
artificial filaments by weight in the Netherlands face a number of questions. Which countries are
supplying woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight to the Netherlands? How
important is the Netherlands compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional
market? How much do the imports of woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight
vary from one country of origin to another in the Netherlands? On the supply side, the
Netherlands also exports woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight. Which
countries receive the most exports from the Netherlands? 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 woven fabrics of at least 85%
artificial filaments by weight in the Netherlands. 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 woven fabrics of at least 85%
artificial filaments by weight for those countries serving the Netherlands via exports, or supplying
from the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands fits into the world
market for imported and exported woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight.
The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for the Netherlands 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 the
Netherlands is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow
managers to prioritize the Netherlands 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 woven fabrics of at
least 85% artificial filaments by weight, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major
country of origin serving the Netherlands. A “major” market is defined as a country where the
Netherlands represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major
country exporting to the Netherlands, one can thus observe how important the Netherlands is to
that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for


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exports of woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight originating from the
Netherlands, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that
the Netherlands has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of
competitiveness for the Netherlands. 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 woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight to
and from the Netherlands to and from all other major countries in the world. "Woven Fabrics of
At Least 85% Artificial Filaments by Weight" 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 "woven fabrics of at least 85% artificial filaments by weight" is 65352 . 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=653 .

This report is updated on an annual basis. To ensure that you have the most current version,
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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       THE NETHERLANDS AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN THE NETHERLANDS IN 2011
    Imported Woven Fabrics of At Least 85% Artificial Filaments by Weight in the
                                  Netherlands, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Italy                             1                     2,253               22.44                  22.44
Germany                           2                     1,962               19.54                  41.99
Lithuania                         3                     1,391               13.86                  55.84
Belgium                           4                       970                9.66                  65.50
South Korea                       5                       934                9.30                  74.81
Turkey                            6                       697                6.94                  81.75
Romania                           7                       359                3.58                  85.33
the United Kingdom                8                       345                3.44                  88.76
Indonesia                         9                       257                2.56                  91.32
Japan                            10                       205                2.04                  93.37
Spain                            11                       162                1.61                  94.98
France                           12                       123                1.23                  96.20
China                            13                       121                1.21                  97.41
Morocco                          14                        84                0.84                  98.25
Poland                           15                        51                0.51                  98.75
Czech Republic                   16                        43                0.43                  99.18
Switzerland                      17                        26                0.26                  99.44
Austria                          18                        21                0.21                  99.65
Bulgaria                         19                        12                0.12                  99.77
Taiwan                           20                        12                0.12                  99.89
Denmark                          21                         7                0.07                  99.96
Ireland                          22                         4                0.04                 100.00
Total                                                  10,039              100.00                 100.00
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    Source: Philip M. PARKER, Professor, INSEAD, copyright 2011,
								
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