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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on tennis, badminton, and similar rackets in Argentina face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying tennis, badminton, and similar rackets to Argentina? How important is Argentina compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of tennis, badminton, and similar rackets vary from one country of origin to another in Argentina? On the supply side, Argentina also exports tennis, badminton, and similar rackets. Which countries receive the most exports from Argentina? 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 tennis, badminton, and similar rackets in Argentina. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 tennis, badminton, and similar rackets for those countries serving Argentina via exports, or supplying from Argentina 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 Argentina fits into the world market for imported and exported tennis, badminton, and similar rackets. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Argentina 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

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									 The 2011 Import and Export
Market for Tennis, Badminton,
   and Similar Rackets in
          Argentina




                                         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     ARGENTINA AND THE WORLD MARKET                                    8
    2.1     Imports in Argentina in 2011                                8
    2.2     Exports from Argentina in 2011                              8
3     IMPORTS IN ARGENTINA                                              9
    3.1      Asia                                                       9
       3.1.1   China                                                    9
       3.1.2   Hong Kong                                               10
       3.1.3   Japan                                                   11
4     EXPORTS FROM ARGENTINA                                           12
    4.1      Europe                                                    12
       4.1.1   the Netherlands                                         12
5     DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS           13
    5.1     Disclaimers & Safe Harbor                                  13
    5.2     ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions                  14




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1      INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on tennis, badminton, and similar
rackets in Argentina face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying tennis,
badminton, and similar rackets to Argentina? How important is Argentina compared to others in
terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of tennis, badminton,
and similar rackets vary from one country of origin to another in Argentina? On the supply side,
Argentina also exports tennis, badminton, and similar rackets. Which countries receive the most
exports from Argentina? 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 tennis, badminton, and similar
rackets in Argentina. 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 tennis, badminton, and similar rackets for those countries
serving Argentina via exports, or supplying from Argentina 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 Argentina fits into the world market for
imported and exported tennis, badminton, and similar rackets. The total level of imports and
exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Argentina 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 Argentina is likely to receive this year. From
these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Argentina 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 tennis, badminton, and
similar rackets, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin
serving Argentina. A “major” market is defined as a country where Argentina represents a
substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to
Argentina, one can thus observe how important Argentina is to that exporting country compared
to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of tennis, badminton,
and similar rackets originating from Argentina, for each major country of destination. In doing
so, one can discover the share that Argentina has in each major market; this share value is often
used as a measure of competitiveness for Argentina. In all cases, the total dollar volume and


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percentage share values by major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4
present a the total picture for imports and exports of tennis, badminton, and similar rackets to and
from Argentina to and from all other major countries in the world. "Tennis, Badminton, and
Similar Rackets" 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 "tennis, badminton, and
similar rackets" is 89476 . 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=894 .

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       ARGENTINA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1         IMPORTS IN ARGENTINA IN 2011
         Imported Tennis, Badminton, and Similar Rackets in Argentina, 2011
                              (Structure of Foreign Import Competition)

Country of Origin             Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
China                              1                    3,696               92.10                 92.10
Hong Kong                          2                      251                6.25                 98.36
Japan                              3                       66                1.64                100.00
Total                                                   4,013              100.00                100.00
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2.2         EXPORTS FROM ARGENTINA IN 2011
        Tennis, Badminton, and Similar Rackets Exports from Argentina, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
the Netherlands                    1                      249              100.00                100.00
Total                                                     249              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 ARGENTINA
3.1         ASIA
3.1.1          China
          Tennis, Badminton, and Similar Rackets Exports from China, 2011
Country of Destination        Rank         Value (000 US$)              % Share        Cumulative %
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hong Kong                         1                  107,150                21.88                 21.88
the United States                 2                  104,253                21.29                 43.17
France                            3                   51,479                10.51                 53.68
Japan                             4                   40,760                 8.32                 62.01
the Netherlands                   5                   33,102                 6.76                 68.77
Germany                           6                   19,264                 3.93                 72.70
Belgium                           7                   14,354                 2.93                 75.63
South Korea                       8                   13,129                 2.68                 78.31
Malaysia                          9                   13,076                 2.67                 80.98
Canada                           10                   10,723                 2.19                 83.17
China                            11                    9,962                 2.03                 85.21
Austria                          12                    9,548                 1.95                 87.16
Australia                        13                    8,182                 1.67                 88.83
Singapore                        14                    5,521                 1.13                 89.95
Thailand                         15                    4,730                 0.97                 90.92
Czech Republic                   16                    4,141                 0.85                 91.77
Argentina                        17                    3,696                 0.75                 92.52
Russia                           18                    3,567                 0.73                 93.25
Mexico                           19                    3,323                 0.68                 93.93
South Africa                     20                    3,308                 0.68  
								
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