- Published: December 2011
- Region: Chile
The 2011 Import and Export Market for Portland Cement in Maldives
- Published: May 2010
- Region: Maldives
- 15 pages
- ICON Group International
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on portland cement in Maldives face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying portland cement to Maldives? How important is Maldives compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of portland cement vary from one country of origin to another in Maldives? On the supply side, Maldives also exports portland cement. Which countries receive the most exports from Maldives? 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 portland cement in Maldives. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 portland cement for those countries serving Maldives via exports, or supplying from Maldives 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 Maldives fits into the world market for imported and exported portland cement. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Maldives 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 Maldives is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Maldives 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 portland cement, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Maldives. A “major” market is defined as a country where Maldives represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Maldives, one can thus observe how important Maldives is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of portland cement originating from Maldives, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Maldives has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Maldives. 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 portland cement to and from Maldives to and from all other major countries in the world. "Portland Cement" 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 "portland cement" is 66122 . SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 MALDIVES AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Maldives in 2011
2.2 Exports from Maldives in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN MALDIVES
3.1.5 Sri Lanka
4 EXPORTS FROM MALDIVES
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions