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The 2009 Import and Export Market for Silicones in Primary Forms in El Salvador

On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on silicones in primary forms in El Salvador face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying silicones in primary forms to El Salvador? How important is El Salvador compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of silicones in primary forms vary from one country of origin to another in El Salvador? On the supply side, El Salvador also exports silicones in primary forms. Which countries receive the most exports from El Salvador? 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 silicones in primary forms in El Salvador. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 silicones in primary forms for those countries serving El Salvador via exports, or supplying from El Salvador 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 El Salvador fits into the world market for imported and exported silicones in primary forms. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for El Salvador 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 El Salvador is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize El Salvador 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 silicones in primary forms, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving El Salvador. A “major” market is defined as a country where El Salvador represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to El Salvador, one can thus observe how important El Salvador is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of silicones in primary forms originating from El Salvador, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that El Salvador has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for El Salvador. 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 silicones in primary forms to and from El Salvador to and from all other major countries in the world. "Silicones in Primary Forms" 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 "silicones in primary forms" is 57593 .
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY 2 EL SALVADOR AND THE WORLD MARKET 2.1 Imports in El Salvador in 2009 2.2 Exports from El Salvador in 2009 3 IMPORTS IN EL SALVADOR 3.1 Latin America 3.1.1 Costa Rica 3.1.2 Guatemala 3.1.3 Mexico 4 EXPORTS FROM EL SALVADOR 4.1 Latin America 4.1.1 Guatemala 5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions
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