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The 2011 Import and Export Market for Plastic Sacks, Bags, and Cones in Croatia
ICON Group International, June 2010, Pages: 32
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on plastic sacks, bags, and cones in Croatia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying plastic sacks, bags, and cones to Croatia? How important is Croatia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of plastic sacks, bags, and cones vary from one country of origin to another in Croatia? On the supply side, Croatia also exports plastic sacks, bags, and cones. Which countries receive the most exports from Croatia? 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 plastic sacks, bags, and cones in Croatia. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 plastic sacks, bags, and cones for those countries serving Croatia via exports, or supplying from Croatia 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 Croatia fits into the world market for imported and exported plastic sacks, bags, and cones. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Croatia 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 Croatia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Croatia 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 plastic sacks, bags, and cones, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Croatia. A “major” market is defined as a country where Croatia represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Croatia, one can thus observe how important Croatia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of plastic sacks, bags, and cones originating from Croatia, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Croatia has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Croatia. 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 plastic sacks, bags, and cones to and from Croatia to and from all other major countries in the world. "Plastic Sacks, Bags, and Cones" 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 "plastic sacks, bags, and cones" is 89311 .
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
2 CROATIA AND THE WORLD MARKET
2.1 Imports in Croatia in 2011
2.2 Exports from Croatia in 2011
3 IMPORTS IN CROATIA
3.1.2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
3.1.3 Czech Republic
3.1.15 the Netherlands
3.2 the Middle East
4 EXPORTS FROM CROATIA
4.1.2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.1.6 the Netherlands
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions
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