The 2011 Import and Export Market for Cotton Toilet and Kitchen Linens in Botswana
- ID: 1454485
- May 2010
- Region: Botswana
- 12 pages
- ICON Group International
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on cotton toilet and kitchen linens in Botswana face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying cotton toilet and kitchen linens to Botswana? How important is Botswana compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of cotton toilet and kitchen linens vary from one country of origin to another in Botswana? On the supply side, Botswana also exports cotton toilet and kitchen linens. Which countries receive the most exports from Botswana? 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 cotton toilet and kitchen linens in Botswana. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 cotton toilet and kitchen linens for those countries serving Botswana via exports, or supplying from Botswana 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 Botswana fits into the world market for imported and exported cotton toilet and kitchen linens. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Botswana 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 Botswana is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Botswana 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 cotton toilet and kitchen linens, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Botswana. A “major” market is defined as a country where Botswana represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Botswana, one can thus observe how important Botswana is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of cotton toilet and kitchen linens originating from Botswana, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Botswana has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Botswana. 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 cotton toilet and kitchen linens to and from Botswana to and from all other major countries in the world. "Cotton Toilet and Kitchen Linens" 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 "cotton toilet and kitchen linens" is 65847 . SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 BOTSWANA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Botswana in 2011
2.2 Exports from Botswana in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN BOTSWANA
3.1.1 South Africa
4 EXPORTS FROM BOTSWANA
4.1.1 the Netherlands
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions