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The 2011 Import and Export Market for Printed Circuits in Slovenia Paperback – June 10, 2010

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On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on printed circuits in Slovenia face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying printed circuits to Slovenia? How important is Slovenia compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of printed circuits vary from one country of origin to another in Slovenia? On the supply side, Slovenia also exports printed circuits. Which countries receive the most exports from Slovenia? 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 printed circuits in Slovenia. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 printed circuits for those countries serving Slovenia via exports, or supplying from Slovenia 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 Slovenia fits into the world market for imported and exported printed circuits. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Slovenia 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 Slovenia is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Slovenia 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 printed circuits, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Slovenia. A "major" market is defined as a country where Slovenia represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Slovenia, one can thus observe how important Slovenia is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of printed circuits originating from Slovenia, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Slovenia has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Slovenia. 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 printed circuits to and from Slovenia to and from all other major countries in the world. "Printed Circuits" 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 "printed circuits" is 7722 . For more information on this definition, please refer to the following web site: .

This report is updated on an annual basis. To ensure that you have the most current version, please check the web site of ICON Group at --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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