The 2013 Import and Export Market for Cigarettes in Japan

The 2013 Import and Export Market for Cigarettes in Japan

This report does not cover the individual items, but rather the aggregate level of demand across all items within the category.

On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on cigarettes in Japan face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying cigarettes to Japan? How important is Japan compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of cigarettes vary from one country of origin to another in Japan? On the supply side, Japan also exports cigarettes. Which countries receive the most exports from Japan? 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 cigarettes in Japan. 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 Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact.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 cigarettes for those countries serving Japan via exports, or supplying from Japan 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 Japan fits into the world market for imported and exported cigarettes. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Japan 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 Japan is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Japan 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.
1 INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY 7
2 JAPAN AND THE WORLD MARKET 9
2.1 Imports in Japan in 2013 9
2.2 Exports from Japan in 2013 10
3 IMPORTS IN JAPAN 11
3.1 Africa 11
3.1.1 South Africa 11
3.2 Asia 12
3.2.1 China 12
3.2.2 Hong Kong 13
3.2.3 Indonesia 14
3.2.4 Malaysia 15
3.2.5 Singapore 16
3.2.6 South Korea 17
3.2.7 Taiwan 18
3.3 Europe 18
3.3.1 Austria 18
3.3.2 Belgium 19
3.3.3 Bulgaria 20
3.3.4 Czech Republic 21
3.3.5 France 22
3.3.6 Germany 23
3.3.7 Hungary 24
3.3.8 Lithuania 25
3.3.9 Russia 26
3.3.10 Spain 27
3.3.11 Switzerland 28
3.3.12 the Netherlands 29
3.4 Latin America 30
3.4.1 Uruguay 30
3.5 North America & the Caribbean 30
3.5.1 Cuba 30
3.5.2 the United States 31
3.6 the Middle East 32
3.6.1 Armenia 32
4 EXPORTS FROM JAPAN 33
4.1 Africa 33
4.1.1 Egypt 33
4.1.2 South Africa 34
4.1.3 Uganda 34
4.2 Asia 35
4.2.1 Cambodia 35
4.2.2 China 36
4.2.3 Hong Kong 37
4.2.4 Indonesia 38
4.2.5 Macau 39
4.2.6 Malaysia 40
4.2.7 Maldives 41
4.2.8 Philippines 41
4.2.9 Singapore 42
4.2.10 South Korea 43
4.2.11 Taiwan 44
4.2.12 Thailand 45
4.3 Europe 46
4.3.1 Germany 46
4.3.2 Russia 47
4.4 North America & the Caribbean 48
4.4.1 the United States 48
4.5 Oceana 49
4.5.1 Australia 49
4.5.2 New Zealand 50
4.6 the Middle East 51
4.6.1 Afghanistan 51
4.6.2 Bahrain 52
4.6.3 Qatar 53
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 54
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 54
5.2 ICON Group Ltd. User Agreement Provisions 55

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