The 2007 Import and Export Market for Medical, Surgical, or Laboratory Sterilizers in Singapore
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers in Singapore face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers to Singapore? How important is Singapore compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers vary from one country of origin to another in Singapore? On the supply side, Singapore also exports medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers. Which countries receive the most exports from Singapore? 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 medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers in Singapore. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers for those countries serving Singapore via exports, or supplying from Singapore 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 Singapore fits into the world market for imported and exported medical, surgical, or laboratory sterilizers. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Singapore 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 Singapore is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Singapore 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.