Colombia Country Analysis 2012-2017: An Evaluation of Political, Social, Economic, and Business Risk
- Language: English
- 65 Pages
- Published: November 2012
- Region: Colombia
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof in the Bahamas face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof to the Bahamas? How important is the Bahamas compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof vary from one country of origin to another in the Bahamas? On the supply side, the Bahamas also exports unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof. Which countries receive the most exports from the Bahamas? 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 unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof in the Bahamas. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof for those countries serving the Bahamas via exports, or supplying from the Bahamas 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 the Bahamas fits into the world market for imported and exported unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for the Bahamas 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 the Bahamas is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize the Bahamas 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 unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving the Bahamas. A “major” market is defined as a country where the Bahamas represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to the Bahamas, one can thus observe how important the Bahamas is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof originating from the Bahamas, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that the Bahamas has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for the Bahamas. 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 unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof to and from the Bahamas to and from all other major countries in the world. "Unworked Coral, Shells, and Cuttle-Bone Including Powder and Wastes Thereof" 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 "unworked coral, shells, and cuttle-bone including powder and wastes thereof" is 29115 . SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 THE BAHAMAS AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in the Bahamas in 2011
2.2 Exports from the Bahamas in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN THE BAHAMAS
3.1 North America & the Caribbean
3.1.1 the United States
4 EXPORTS FROM THE BAHAMAS
4.2 North America & the Caribbean
4.2.1 the United States
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions
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