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Chemical Production Machinery in Germany: A Strategic Reference, 2007 - Product Image

Chemical Production Machinery in Germany: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • Published: July 2007
  • Region: Germany
  • 190 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Germany

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Germany 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 chemical production machinery 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 Germany 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Germany 3
2 CHEMICAL PRODUCTION MACHINERY IN GERMANY 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Market Data 5
2.3.1 Pumps 6
2.3.2 Compressors and Vacuum Technology 7
2.4 Market Trends 7
2.5 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 8
2.5.1 Specialty Sensors 8
2.5.2 Separation Equipment 8
2.5.3 Liquefication Plants 8
2.5.4 Equipment for White Biotechnology 8
2.5.5 Bio-Refineries and Components 9
2.6 Accessibility: Key Factors 9
2.7 Accessibility: Trade Event 11
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING 12
3.1 Overview 12
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Germany 13
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Germany 16
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 16
3.2 Financial Returns in Germany: Asset Structure Ratios 17
3.2.1 Overview 17
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 17
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 20
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 21
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 24
3.3 Financial Returns in Germany: Liability Structure Ratios 39
3.3.1 Overview 39
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 39
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 41
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 42
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 45
3.4 Financial Returns in Germany: Income Structure Ratios 58
3.4.1 Overview 58
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 58
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 61
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 62
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 65
3.5 Financial Returns in Germany: Profitability Ratios 80
3.5.1 Overview 80
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 80
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 82
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 83
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 86
3.6 Productivity in Germany: Asset-Labor Ratios 99
3.6.1 Overview 99
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 100
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 101
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 104
3.7 Productivity in Germany: Liability-Labor Ratios 119
3.7.1 Overview 119
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 120
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 121
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 124
3.8 Productivity in Germany: Income-Labor Ratios 137
3.8.1 Overview 137
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 138
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 139
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 142
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN GERMANY 157
4.1 Executive Summary 157
4.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 158
4.2.1 Social Security Reforms 158
4.2.2 Labor Market 158
4.3 Political Risks 159
4.3.1 Basic Government Structure 159
4.4 Marketing Strategies 160
4.4.1 Services 160
4.4.2 Trade Fairs 161
4.4.3 Advertising Options 161
4.4.4 Associations 162
4.4.5 Public Procurement 162
4.4.6 Marketing to the New Federal States 162
4.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 163
4.5.1 Self-Certification 164
4.5.2 Value Added Tax/Turnover Tax 166
4.5.3 VAT Applicable to Online Sales 166
4.5.4 Custom Regulations/Tariffs 166
4.6 Investment Climate 166
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 166
4.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 167
4.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 167
4.6.4 Dispute Settlement 167
4.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 167
4.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 169
4.6.7 Intellectual Property Risks 170
4.6.8 Transparency of Regulatory System 170
4.6.9 Capital Market Risks 171
4.6.10 Political Violence 171
4.6.11 Corruption 171
4.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 171
4.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 172
4.6.14 Labor 172
4.6.15 Free Trade Zone Options 173
4.7 Trade and Project Financing 173
4.8 Travel Risks 174
4.8.1 Country Data 174
4.9 Key Contacts 175
4.9.1 Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 175
4.9.2 Market Research Firms 177
4.9.3 Commercial Banks 177
4.9.4 Other Contacts 179
4.9.5 Contacts in Washington D.C. 179
4.9.6 U.S.-Based Multipliers 180
4.9.7 Useful Web Sites 181
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 182
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 182
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 183

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