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The 2011 Import and Export Market for Sweetened Cocoa Powder in Europe
ICON Group International, June 2010, Pages: 46
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners approaching the market in Europe face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying sweetened cocoa powder to Europe? What is the dollar value of these imports? How much do the imports of sweetened cocoa powder vary from one country to another in Europe? Do exporters serving the market in Europe have similar market shares across the importing countries? On the supply side, Europe also sells to the international market of sweetened cocoa powder. Which countries in Europe supply the most exports of sweetened cocoa powder? Which countries are buying their exports? 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 sweetened cocoa powder in Europe. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics that appear several years after the fact. I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for sweetened cocoa powder for those countries serving Europe via exports or supplying from Europe via imports. We do 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 Europe fits into the world market for imported and exported sweetened cocoa powder. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Europe in particular, is based on 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 shares that countries in Europe are likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize markets within Europe. In this way, all the figures provided in this report are forecasts that can be combined with internal information for strategic planning purposes.
After the worldwide summary in Chapter 2 of both imports and exports for Europe, Chapter 3 details the exports of sweetened cocoa powder, but for each individual country in Europe. Chapter 4 does the same, but for imports of sweetened cocoa powder for all countries in Europe. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share values by major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present the complete picture for imports and exports of sweetened cocoa powder to and from Europe to and from all other countries in the world. Of the 150 countries considered, if a country is not reported here it is therefore estimated to have only a negligible level of trade in sweetened cocoa powder (i.e. their market shares are close or equal to zero percent). "Sweetened Cocoa Powder" 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 "sweetened cocoa powder" is 0731 .
1.1 Our Approach
2 EUROPE’S SHARE OF THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Exports from Europe as Share of the World Export Market
2.2 Imports in Europe as Share of the World Import Market
3 EXPORTS FROM EUROPE
3.1 Executive Summary
3.7 Czech Republic
3.26 the Netherlands
4 IMPORTS INTO EUROPE
4.1 Executive Summary
4.5 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.8 Czech Republic
4.30 the Netherlands
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions