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The 2009 Import and Export Market for Beans, Peas, Lentils, and Legumes in New Caledonia
ICON Group International, August 2009, Pages: 12
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on beans, peas, lentils, and legumes in New Caledonia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying beans, peas, lentils, and legumes to New Caledonia? How important is New Caledonia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of beans, peas, lentils, and legumes vary from one country of origin to another in New Caledonia? On the supply side, New Caledonia also exports beans, peas, lentils, and legumes. Which countries receive the most exports from New Caledonia? 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 beans, peas, lentils, and legumes in New Caledonia. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 beans, peas, lentils, and legumes for those countries serving New Caledonia via exports, or supplying from New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia fits into the world market for imported and exported beans, peas, lentils, and legumes. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize New Caledonia 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 beans, peas, lentils, and legumes, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving New Caledonia. A “major” market is defined as a country where New Caledonia represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to New Caledonia, one can thus observe how important New Caledonia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of beans, peas, lentils, and legumes originating from New Caledonia, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that New Caledonia has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for New Caledonia. 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 beans, peas, lentils, and legumes to and from New Caledonia to and from all other major countries in the world. "Beans, Peas, Lentils, and Legumes" 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 "beans, peas, lentils, and legumes" is 0542 .
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 NEW CALEDONIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in New Caledonia in 2009
2.2 Exports from New Caledonia in 2009
3 IMPORTS IN NEW CALEDONIA
4 EXPORTS FROM NEW CALEDONIA
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions