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The 2009 Import and Export Market for Methyloxirane (Propylene Oxide) in Switzerland

On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on methyloxirane (propylene oxide) in Switzerland face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying methyloxirane (propylene oxide) to Switzerland? How important is Switzerland compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of methyloxirane (propylene oxide) vary from one country of origin to another in Switzerland? On the supply side, Switzerland also exports methyloxirane (propylene oxide). Which countries receive the most exports from Switzerland? 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 methyloxirane (propylene oxide) in Switzerland. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 methyloxirane (propylene oxide) for those countries serving Switzerland via exports, or supplying from Switzerland 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 Switzerland fits into the world market for imported and exported methyloxirane (propylene oxide). The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Switzerland 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 Switzerland is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Switzerland 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 methyloxirane (propylene oxide), Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Switzerland. A “major” market is defined as a country where Switzerland represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Switzerland, one can thus observe how important Switzerland is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of methyloxirane (propylene oxide) originating from Switzerland, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Switzerland has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Switzerland. 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 methyloxirane (propylene oxide) to and from Switzerland to and from all other major countries in the world. "Methyloxirane (Propylene Oxide)" 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 "methyloxirane (propylene oxide)" is 51614 .
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY 2 SWITZERLAND AND THE WORLD MARKET 2.1 Imports in Switzerland in 2009 2.2 Exports from Switzerland in 2009 3 IMPORTS IN SWITZERLAND 3.1 Europe 3.1.1 France 3.1.2 Germany 3.1.3 the Netherlands 4 EXPORTS FROM SWITZERLAND 4.1 Europe 4.1.1 Germany 4.1.2 Italy 4.1.3 the United Kingdom 5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions
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