The 2013 Import and Export Market for Worked Slate and Articles of Slate or Agglomerated Slate in Africa
- Language: English
- Published: January 2013
- Region: Africa
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate in Ireland face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate to Ireland? How important is Ireland compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate vary from one country of origin to another in Ireland? On the supply side, Ireland also exports worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate. Which countries receive the most exports from Ireland? 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 worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate in Ireland. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate for those countries serving Ireland via exports, or supplying from Ireland 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 Ireland fits into the world market for imported and exported worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Ireland 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 Ireland is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Ireland 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 worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Ireland. A “major” market is defined as a country where Ireland represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Ireland, one can thus observe how important Ireland is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate originating from Ireland, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Ireland has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Ireland. 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 worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate to and from Ireland to and from all other major countries in the world. "Worked Slate and Articles of Slate or Agglomerated Slate" 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 "worked slate and articles of slate or agglomerated slate" is 66132 . SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 IRELAND AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Ireland in 2011
2.2 Exports from Ireland in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN IRELAND
3.2.6 the Netherlands
3.2.7 the United Kingdom
3.3 Latin America
3.4 North America & the Caribbean
3.4.2 the United States
4 EXPORTS FROM IRELAND
4.1.1 the United Kingdom
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions