The 2009 Import and Export Market for Phosphatic Mineral and Chemical Fertilizers in Zambia
- ID: 1139823
- August 2009
- Region: Zambia
- 13 pages
- ICON Group International
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers in Zambia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers to Zambia? How important is Zambia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers vary from one country of origin to another in Zambia? On the supply side, Zambia also exports phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers. Which countries receive the most exports from Zambia? 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 phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers in Zambia. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers for those countries serving Zambia via exports, or supplying from Zambia 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 Zambia fits into the world market for imported and exported phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Zambia 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 Zambia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Zambia 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 phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Zambia. A “major” market is defined as a country where Zambia represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Zambia, one can thus observe how important Zambia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers originating from Zambia, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Zambia has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Zambia. 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 phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers to and from Zambia to and from all other major countries in the world. "Phosphatic Mineral and Chemical Fertilizers" 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 "phosphatic mineral and chemical fertilizers" is 5622 . SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 ZAMBIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Zambia in 2009
2.2 Exports from Zambia in 2009
3 IMPORTS IN ZAMBIA
3.1.1 South Africa
4 EXPORTS FROM ZAMBIA
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions