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The 2011 Import and Export Market for Fresh or Chilled Potatoes in Germany
ICON Group International, May 2010, Pages: 60
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on fresh or chilled potatoes in Germany face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying fresh or chilled potatoes to Germany? How important is Germany compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of fresh or chilled potatoes vary from one country of origin to another in Germany? On the supply side, Germany also exports fresh or chilled potatoes. Which countries receive the most exports from Germany? 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 fresh or chilled potatoes in Germany. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 fresh or chilled potatoes for those countries serving Germany via exports, or supplying from Germany 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 Germany fits into the world market for imported and exported fresh or chilled potatoes. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Germany 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 Germany is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Germany 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 fresh or chilled potatoes, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Germany. A “major” market is defined as a country where Germany represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Germany, one can thus observe how important Germany is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of fresh or chilled potatoes originating from Germany, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Germany has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Germany. 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 fresh or chilled potatoes to and from Germany to and from all other major countries in the world. "Fresh or Chilled Potatoes" 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 "fresh or chilled potatoes" is 0541 .
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 GERMANY AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Germany in 2011
2.2 Exports from Germany in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN GERMANY
3.1.4 South Africa
3.2.4 Czech Republic
3.2.19 the Netherlands
3.2.20 the United Kingdom
3.3 North America & the Caribbean
3.3.1 the United States
3.4.1 New Zealand
3.5 the Middle East
4 EXPORTS FROM GERMANY
4.1.1 the Gambia
4.2.1 Hong Kong
4.3.5 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.3.31 the Netherlands
4.3.32 the United Kingdom
4.4 Latin America
4.5 the Middle East
4.5.6 Saudi Arabia
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions