Friday, 29 June 2012

Global Business Survey: M&A Trends and Key Markets for Growth in 2012–2013



London, June 29th, 2012 – The reasons for increased M&A activity highlighted by respondents from various industries are high operational costs, increasing competition, the need to increase geographical presence in key markets, the need to increase business competence, leverage economies of scale, increase market share, and put pressure on bottom-line performance. Of respondents across various industry verticals, 63% of respondents from global pharmaceutical industries project either a ‘significant increase’ or an ‘increase’ in M&A activities in 2012 (see graph below).Similar trends are observed in mining, oil and gas, and the airports industry.



Across all industries, respondents identify India, China, and Brazil as the most promising emerging markets, followed by the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US and Australia are also seen as the most promising developed regions to offer significant growth opportunities in 2012.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Global Packaging Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Marketing Spend and Sales Strategies in the Global Packaging Industry



London, June 27th, 2012 Across the global packaging industry, 59% of respondents identify ‘research and development’ as the core area to generate more demand for new technology. In addition, ‘printing’ and ‘in-process quality control’ are considered other important production areas (reference graph below).



Overall, executives expect ‘attractive packaging’, ‘inexpensive packaging’, and ‘moisture control packaging’ to be the top three technology oriented packaging types in the consumer product goods industry, as identified by 53%, 50%, and 39% of respondents respectively.

Both buyers and suppliers identify ‘high cost of raw materials’ and ‘complexity in recognizing the right technology’ as the leading barriers in the implementation of new technology.

The top three production areas in the global packaging industry which have implemented nano-technology successfully are ‘manufacturing’, ‘printing’, and ‘product design’, as identified by 27%, 20%, and 18% of respective respondents.


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Friday, 22 June 2012

Global Business Survey: Revenue Growth Trends and Key Markets for Growth in 2012 – 2013



The reasons for increased revenue growth highlighted by respondents across various industries are; increased consumer demand towards health and wellness-oriented food products in markets such as China and India, the emergence of new profitable markets for oil and gas industries, growing populations, significant private-sector investments, and significant government investment for the global medical device industry. 

Across various industry verticals, 58% of respondents from the global food industry are ‘more optimistic’ about the revenue growth of their companies in 2012 (reference see graph below). Similar trends are observed in the oil and gas, and medical devices industries.


Across all industries, a significant portion of respondents identify India, China, and Brazil as key emerging markets in 2012. Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US and Australia are considered the most promising developed regions to offer significant growth opportunities in 2012, as identified by a large proportion of respondents across 11 key industry segments.

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Australian Defense Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017


London, June 21, 2012During the review period, the defense expenditure of Australia exhibited a CAGR of -1.42% to reach an estimated US$28.5 billion in 2012, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.13% over the forecast period to reach US$38.8 billion by 2017.The government is expected to make cumulative capital acquisitions of US$40.2 billion during the forecast period, 35% of which will be procured from domestic firms, in order to support government plans to increase the independence of its defense industry. The acquisitions are expected to focus on the improvement of capabilities of the Australian Air Force and Australian Navy (reference see graph below




The Australian DMO has taken criticism for the project delays and cost overruns associated with its domestic defense procurements, several of which have cost double the original estimations. Currently, the Australian defense industry is facing cost overruns and delays in its project to acquire 100 F-35 joint strike fighters. As a result, similar opportunities may be offered to foreign firms, rather than domestic firms, during the forecast period.

The Australian Industry Capability (AIC) program supports the domestic defense industry by encouraging foreign OEMs to grant domestic access to the global supply chain in exchange for market entry. Global supply chain deeds can be entered into voluntarily or as part of a procurement contract, and insist that the foreign OEM procures its equipment or components from a domestic company. While global supply chain deeds offer substantial export opportunities to domestic firms, they can pose major concerns for foreign OEMs, as Australian defense products are often expensive due to high labor costs and expensive logistics related to the country’s geographical location.

The Australian Government’s November 2009 Cyber Security Strategy professed the fact that Australian Government computer networks are increasingly under threat from malicious cyber-attacks. Recently the Government has initiated the Internet Gateway Reduction Program, which aims to reduce the number of internet gateways to the minimum for improved operational efficiency, reliability and security. The domestic Australian cyber security industry is entering into partnerships with the US cyber security participants in order to gain technical and strategic insights into the domain.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Computer Hardware and Software in Indonesia: Market Overview


Following expansion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.13% between 2006 and 2011, the Computer Hardware and Software category in Indonesia had sales of US$10.5 billion in 2011, an increase of 19.7% on 2010.
 

The Computer Hardware and Software category achieved its strongest performance in 2010, with an increase of 21.3% compared to the previous year. The category witnessed an increase of 3.4% in 2008 over 2007.

In comparison, the fastest growing category under Electricals and Electronics was Communications Equipment, with a CAGR of 17.25% between 2006 and 2011. To the contrary, the Computer Hardware and Software category grew at a CAGR of 13.13%, the lowest growth rate under the Electricals and Electronics category group between 2006 and 2011.
By 2011, the Computer Hardware and Software category in Indonesia accounted for a market share of 32.6%. In comparison, the Communications Equipment category represented a market share of 24.5%, while Consumer Electronics generated a further 15.5% share of the group in 2011.

Looking ahead, the Computer Hardware and Software category will grow at a CAGR of 20.88% between 2011 and 2016, reaching sales of US$27.2 billion in 2016. This represents a total growth of 378.1% from 2006 and 158.1% from 2011.

In comparison, the fastest growing retail category of the Electricals and Electronics category group between 2011 and 2016 will be Communications Equipment, achieving a CAGR of 24.48%. The Household Appliances category will grow at a CAGR of 18.58%, the lowest growth rate in the Electricals and Electronics category group between 2011 and 2016.

By 2016, the Computer Hardware and Software category will account for 32.3% of the Electricals and Electronics category group. In comparison, the Communications Equipment category will account for 28.0%, while the Consumer Electronics category will generate a further 14.9% share of the group in 2016.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Chilean Defense Industry Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016



London, June 14th, 2012 – Chilean defense expenditure grew at a CAGR of 12.62% during the review period to reach a value of US$4.2 billion in 2011. The country’s military expenditure is estimated to register a CAGR of 11.49% during the forecast period, and to value US$3.8 billion by2016. Defense expenditure is expected to be driven by factors such as border disputes, military modernization, and international peacekeeping missions. Due to the transfer of certain institutions such as Carabineros de Chile and Investigations Police of Chile to the Ministry of Interior and Public Security, the defense expenditure will decline in 2012 but retain the overall growth rate during the forecast period (see graph below).



According to CPL, 10% of all export revenues from the state-owned copper company Codelco were automatically transferred each year to the military, for the purpose of purchasing weapons and equipment. During 2006–2009, US$4.2 billion were transferred to the military under the CPL. After the 2010 earthquake, funding from CPL to the military was opposed by the public due to lack of funds for recovery and development funds. According to the new law, the funding from CPL would be transferred to Economic and Social Stabilization Fund (ESSF) for better use by government departments.

The defense imports declined from US$696 million in 2007 to US$323 million in 2011. During the review period, funds from CRL were used to make the procurements of weapons and equipments. However, CRL was removed from 2012 onwards will result to the deficit of funds for more procurement leading to further decrease in imports during the forecast period.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Danish Defence Industry: Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016


Danish defense expenditure expected to decrease at a CAGR of -3.04% from 2012 to 2016

During 2007 to 2011, Danish defense expenditure registered a CAGR of -1.32%, and in 2011 was valued at US$4.3 billion. Active participation in NATO and United Nations peacekeeping missions, counter-piracy operations and measures against potential terrorist threats stimulated expenditure during the review period (2007 to 2011).




Such factors are expected to drive defense expenditure at a limited pace throughout the forecast period (2012 to 2016), with spending likely to decrease at a CAGR of -3.04% to reach US$3.63 billion by 2016. The Danish defense budget stood at 1.2% of GDP in 2011, and is expected to decline to 0.9% of GDP by 2016 as the country’s GDP grows at a faster rate than its defense budget.

The capital expenditure allocation of the defense budget, which stood at an average of 24.2% during the review period (2007 to 2011), is estimated to increase to an average of 25% during the forecast period (2012 to 2016) as a result of Denmark’s ministry of defense’s (MoD) armed forces modernization plans. Personnel expenditure accounted for the highest revenue budget allocation, with an average of 68% of the total revenue budget during the review period and it is expected to increase, on average, 69% of the revenue budget during the forecast period (2012 to 2016).

Personnel expenditure consists primarily of remuneration for military forces. Key opportunities for the country are expected in areas such as self-propelled artillery vehicles, armored personnel carriers (APC), armored wrecker vehicles, guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS), and other armored vehicles, ship-based helicopters and advanced communication systems. The Danish Navy plans to acquire twelve MH-60R multi-mission helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support from the US for an estimated US$2.0 billion, which is likely to improve the country's anti-submarine and surface warfare capability and provide improved search and rescue and anti-ship surveillance capability.

The country’s homeland security expenditure stood at US$3.5 billion in 2011, and is expected to register a CAGR of 1.82% during the forecast period (2012 to 2016) to reach US$3.6 billion by 2016. Danish homeland security expenditure is primarily driven by terrorism, espionage, drug trafficking and cyber crime, which are likely to be the key factors during the forecast period.

Imports and exports expected to be higher during the forecast period (2012 to 2016)
During 2007–2011, 56.4% of the country’s total defense imports came from the US and Sweden, as Denmark has signed a defense co-operation treaty with both these countries. Historically, the US has been the largest supplier of arms to Denmark, its share increased from 34% during 2007–2009 to 64% during 2009 alone. Armored vehicles, aircraft and sensors accounted for 78% of the country’s total arms imports during 2007–2011. The country’s defense exports are comparatively meager, although they showed moderate growth during 2007–2011, mainly supported by increased exports to Lithuania, Brunei and Singapore. During the forecast period (2012 to 2016), it is expected that the country’s defense exports will increase due to the MoD’s plans to spend more on modernization and acquiring advanced technology from offset contracts.

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Friday, 8 June 2012

The Bruneian Defense Industry Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016



London, June 8th, 2012 – Brunei’s military spending, which stood at US$0.44 billion in 2012, increased at a CAGR of 5.79% during the review period and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period, to reach US$0.57 billion by 2016.  Owing to the global financial crisis and a subsequent fall in oil and gas prices, 2009 witnessed a drop in the country’s defense spending.  However, high macroeconomic stability and conservative economic policies insulated it from the aftereffects of the economic crisis, and defense spending recovered in 2010 (see graph below).



A lack of transparency and a small budget hampers the entry of foreign investors into Brunei’s defense sector. Military procurement is a closed process with no clear criteria to be met to secure an order. In addition, with virtually no participation from the private sector, the country’s defense sector lacks the enterprise for rapid development. Moreover, Brunei’s defense budget is small compared to its neighbors and other leading defense spenders, failing to attract significant interest from foreign investors.

Brunei does not export any arms to foreign countries as the domestic defense industry is still in its nascent stages. It currently only imports arms from Germany and France but is in talks with other countries such as China, Ukraine, Russia, Indonesia, and the US, for military procurement. Domestic participation in the defense sector is restricted to the semi-government-owned military procurement firm Royal Brunei Technical Services, which manages the acquisition of systems, equipment, and related material and services.

Brunei is not a signatory to the WTO agreement on government procurements, which are conducted by ministries and the State Tender Board of the Ministry of Finance. Foreign investors seeking to enter Brunei’s defense market are selectively invited by the government to bid on procurements, with no open tenders being published. The award process often lacks transparency, with tenders sometimes not being awarded or being re-tendered for reasons not made public.

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Packaged Food Retailing in Canada: Market Snapshot to 2016


Following expansion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.04% between 2006 and 2011, the Packaged Food category in Canada had sales of US$51.0 billion in 2011, an increase of 8.9% on 2010. 


The Packaged Food category achieved its strongest performance in 2007, with an increase of 16.2% compared to the previous year. The category witnessed a decline of -7.9% in 2009 over 2008.

In comparison, the fastest-growing category under Food & Grocery was Packaged Food, with a CAGR of 8.04% between 2006 and 2011. To the contrary, the Tobacco category grew at a CAGR of 3.12%, the lowest growth rate under the Food & Grocery category group between 2006 and 2011.

By 2011, the Packaged Food category in Canada accounted for a market share of 35.1%. In comparison, the Unpackaged Food category represented a market share of 23.8%, while Drinks generated a further 21.7% share of the group in 2011.

Looking ahead, the Packaged Food category will grow at a CAGR of 4.49% between 2011 and 2016, reaching sales of US$63.5 billion in 2016. This represents a total growth of 83.3% from 2006 and 24.6% from 2011.

In comparison, the fastest growing retail category of the Food & Grocery category group between 2011 and 2016 will be Personal Care, achieving a CAGR of 6.20%. The Tobacco category will grow at a CAGR of 2.62%, the lowest growth rate in the Food & Grocery category group between 2011 and 2016.

By 2016, the Packaged Food category will account for 35.7% of the Food & Grocery category group. In comparison, the Unpackaged Food category will account for 23.6%, while the Drinks category will generate a further 20.8% share of the group in 2016.

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Global Defense Suppliers’ Outlook Survey 2012–2013 Industry Dynamics, Market Trends and Opportunities, Expenditure and Marketing Strategies



London, June 1st, 2012 – Throughout the global defense supplier industry, 39% of respondents are ‘more optimistic’ about revenue growth for their company over the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months. A further 34% of respondents are ‘neutral’ about revenue growth compared to 25% who are ‘less optimistic’ about their company’s revenue prospects.

42% of respondents expect an increase in marketing expenditure of between 1% to 10% in 2012, while only 10% of respondents expect a decrease between 1% and 10% (see graph below). Marketing budgets of global defense supplier industry supplier companies are expected to rise by an average of 5.5% over the next 12 months. Supplier respondents plan to spend more on social media and different online media formats such as newsletters, blogs, videos, webcasts, podcasts, online resource centers and talkback.



Executives from the global defense industry expect increased levels of consolidation, with an average  54% from defense contractors and 49% from other service providers projecting either a ‘significant increase’ or ‘increase’ in M&A. However, 31% of defense contractors and 30% of other service providers expect no change in consolidation activities in 2012. 

The expected levels of consolidation in the industry could be due to new cost or demand pressures, repayment of debt, the potential need to meet new compliance procedures, quick access to new markets, business expansion, and an increase in market share. 

Additionally, global defense contractors and other service providers reveal that they will increase capital expenditure towards ‘new product development’, ‘IT infrastructure and development ’and ‘machinery and equipment purchase’ over the next 12 months.

Global defense industry respondents identify India to be the most important region for growth among emerging markets, along with Middle East and Brazil. The Indian defense industry is a fast growing market in the world as a result of demand for advanced military hardware and the concerns of domestic insurgencies and hostility from neighboring countries. 

Furthermore, South Korea and Singapore with Taiwan and Hong Kong are the developed regions with the highest growth potential, as identified by 42% and 35% of respective respondents from defense contractors companies. Additionally, according to 37% of respondents from other service providers, South Korea will demonstrate ample growth in this sector.


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