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Pumps, Valves, and Compressors in Ecuador: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • Published: July 2007
  • Region: Ecuador
  • 195 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Ecuador

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Ecuador is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to pumps, valves, and compressors are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Ecuador 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Ecuador 3
2 PUMPS, VALVES, AND COMPRESSORS IN ECUADOR 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Market Data 6
2.4 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 7
2.5 Key Suppliers 8
2.6 Prospective Buyers 9
2.7 Accessibility: Market Entry 9
2.8 Market Issues and Obstacles 10
2.9 Accessibility: Trade Event 10
2.10 Key Contacts 11
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: INDUSTRIAL VALVES 12
3.1 Overview 12
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Ecuador 12
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Ecuador 15
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 16
3.2 Financial Returns in Ecuador: Asset Structure Ratios 17
3.2.1 Overview 17
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 17
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 18
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 19
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 22
3.3 Financial Returns in Ecuador: Liability Structure Ratios 35
3.3.1 Overview 35
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 35
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 37
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 38
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 41
3.4 Financial Returns in Ecuador: Income Structure Ratios 52
3.4.1 Overview 52
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 52
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 54
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 55
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 58
3.5 Financial Returns in Ecuador: Profitability Ratios 65
3.5.1 Overview 65
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 65
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 67
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 68
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 71
3.6 Productivity in Ecuador: Asset-Labor Ratios 84
3.6.1 Overview 84
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 84
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 85
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 88
3.7 Productivity in Ecuador: Liability-Labor Ratios 101
3.7.1 Overview 101
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 101
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 102
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 105
3.8 Productivity in Ecuador: Income-Labor Ratios 116
3.8.1 Overview 116
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 116
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 117
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 120
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN ECUADOR 127
4.1 Executive Summary 127
4.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 128
4.2.1 Government Intervention Risks 128
4.2.2 Industrial Policy 128
4.2.3 Infrastructure Development 129
4.3 Political Risks 130
4.3.1 Economic Relationship with the United States 130
4.3.2 The Political System 131
4.4 Marketing Strategies 132
4.4.1 Distribution Channel Options 132
4.4.2 Distribution Channel Options 133
4.4.3 Agents and Distributors 133
4.4.4 Franchising Activities 133
4.4.5 Direct Marketing Options 134
4.4.6 Joint Ventures and Licensing Options 134
4.4.7 Creating a Sales Office 135
4.4.8 Selling Strategies 136
4.4.9 Advertising Options 136
4.4.10 Pricing Issues 136
4.4.11 Public Sector Marketing 137
4.4.12 Intellectual Property Risks 137
4.4.13 Hiring Local Counsel 138
4.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 138
4.5.1 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 138
4.5.2 Trade Barrier Risks 138
4.5.3 Restrictions on Imports 139
4.5.4 Controls on Exports 139
4.5.5 Import Tariffs and License Requirements 140
4.5.6 Licenses Required for Imports 140
4.5.7 Customs Regulations and Contact Information 141
4.5.8 Entering Temporary Imports 141
4.5.9 Additional Trade Issues 142
4.5.10 Government Procurement 143
4.5.11 Local Standards 143
4.5.12 Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs 144
4.5.13 Free Trade Zone Options 144
4.6 Investment Climate 144
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 144
4.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 146
4.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 146
4.6.4 Dispute Settlement 146
4.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 147
4.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 147
4.6.7 Protection of Property Rights 148
4.6.8 Transparency of the Regulatory System 149
4.6.9 Capital Market Risks 149
4.6.10 Political Violence 149
4.6.11 Corruption 150
4.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 150
4.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 150
4.6.14 Labor 150
4.6.15 Free Trade Zones and Free Ports 151
4.7 Trade and Project Financing 151
4.7.1 The Banking System 151
4.7.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 152
4.7.3 General Financing Availability 152
4.7.4 Types of Available Export Financing and Insurance 153
4.7.5 Financing Export Strategies 153
4.7.6 Multilateral Financing 153
4.7.7 Banks with Correspondent Banking Arrangements 155
4.8 Travel Risks 155
4.8.1 Local Business Practices 155
4.8.2 Travel Issues 155
4.8.3 Country Data 160
4.9 Key Contacts 161
4.9.1 Ecuadorian Government Contacts 161
4.9.2 Chambers of Commerce 166
4.9.3 Trade and Industry Associations 172
4.9.4 Auditing and Consulting Firms 174
4.9.5 Credit Report Firms 175
4.9.6 Commercial Banks 175
4.9.7 Multilateral Financing 176
4.9.8 U.s. Embassy Trade Personnel 176
4.9.9 Contacts in Washington D.C. 177
4.9.10 U.S.-Based Ecuadorian Contacts 178
4.9.11 U.S.-Based Multipliers 179
4.9.12 Advertising Agencies 180
4.9.13 Business Journals 181
4.9.14 Newspapers 181
4.9.15 Key Agricultural Business Contacts 182
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 186
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 186
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 187

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