Market Opportunities and Business Strategies in Online Retail in Russia

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Due to increasing internet penetration, recent improvements in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure and general economic growth, online retail is growing rapidly in Russia. Consequently, an increasing number of companies are progressing beyond merely using the internet for online marketing and are now also establishing online retail platforms. During the review period (2007–2011), Russian online retail sales recorded a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.92%. As of 2011, 80% of Russia’s online retail companies are based in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as a result of the high levels of internet penetration in these cities. The majority of Russia’s online retailers require cash on delivery or credit card payment.

The report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights, including:
Historic and forecast market size of the entire Russian online retail industry
Current and future market size of the Russian online retail industry by product category and region
Insights into the recent consumer buying trends of online retail covering buying preferences based on product, region, and gender
Detailed analysis of operational, marketing and pricing strategies adopted by online retailers in Russia
Information on factors that drive the overall online retail industry in Russia
Analysis of upcoming trends that are expected to drive the future of the online retail industry in Russia

This report provides an extensive analysis on the online retail industry in Russia
It details historical values for the Russian online retail industry for 2007–2011, along with forecast figures for 2012–2016
It provides top-level analysis of the overall online retail industry, as well as product category values for both the 2007–2011 review period and the 2012–2016 forecast period
The report provides a detailed analysis on growth drivers, operational, marketing and pricing strategies, challenges and future trends in the Russian online retail industry
The report profiles top online retail companies in Russia and provides case studies

Key Highlights
The Russian online retail channel expanded significantly during the review period with a CAGR of 18.92%.
Russian online retailers are localizing their warehousing facilities and partnering with local courier and delivery companies in order to easily provide timely delivery services. Online retailers are also offering multiple payment options, including secured payment gateways and authenticated card payments.
Competitive price fluctuation is the pricing strategy most often adopted by Russian online retailers.
In 2011, home appliances was the most popular online retail product category, forcing online retailers such as,, and to offer attractive offers and deals on home appliances and electronic goods, especially during the festive season.
The business factors considered the most important drivers of Russian online retail growth include the increasing cost of real estate and geographical expansion through online retail sales.
Supply chain optimization and the implementation of effective warehousing processes remain key challenges for Russian online retailers.

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Identify the growth opportunities and industry dynamics within the online retail industry’s key product categories
Identify the growth opportunities presented by the region-wise adoption of online retail in Russia, changing consumer attitudes and online retail dynamics.

Tobacco in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Cigarettes dominate tobacco, accounting for 99.6% of sales by value. The initial part of the review period saw the introduction of VAT and a unified indirect taxation system. During the second half of the review period, the adoption of a new law on excise was the most important development. The new law primarily targets cigarettes, setting the basis for a steady increase in excise from mid-2009. The goal is to bring cigarette prices up to average EU levels during the course of the next decade.

Profitability declines
After an initial cigarette excise increase in July 2009, a second increase took place in January 2010 and again in January 2011. The minimal annual excise increase, by law, is BAM7.5 per 1,000 cigarettes. Cigarette manufacturers and distributors have to cope with declining profitability. They have been able to keep price increases to a minimum, but profit margins are very much reduced. The next excise increase is likely to hit consumers the hardest, which is when real opportunities for cigarette substitutes, especially smoking tobacco, will arise.

Leading manufacturers manage to keep price increases to a minimum
Cigarette manufacturers dominate tobacco products sales. The largest regional manufacturer, Adris Grupa (NBO: Rovita doo), and largest domestic manufacturer Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo are the leaders. Consumers remain loyal to brands with a long tradition, especially Drina and Ronhill. Rovita and FDS managed to keep price increases during 2009 and 2010 to a minimum, which was appreciated by their consumers and especially reflected in the growth of Rovita’s market share in 2010.

Convenience vs specialisation
In 2010, convenience was still the most influential factor in the structure of the retail distribution landscape. Three convenience focused channels - convenience stores, kiosks and independent small grocers - dominate retail distribution of cigarettes in Bosnia-Herzegovina. For other less conventional products like cigars and smoking tobacco, the retail distribution pattern is somewhat different, emphasising the role of more specialised retail outlets or horeca, in case of cigars. Recently adopted laws have imposed new restrictions on the distribution of tobacco products, but these are yet to be fully enforced.

Decline of traditional tobacco products
Over the forecast period, cigarette prices will continue to rise, driven by growing excise duty. Consumers are likely to become increasingly interested in substitutes, especially smoking tobacco, as well as cigarettes from illicit trade. Smoking bans are likely to become stricter, which will further discourage smoking and increase demand for smoking cessation aids and/or smoking substitutes, ie e-cigarettes or even smokeless tobacco.

The Tobacco in Bosnia-Herzegovina market research report includes:
Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
Detailed segmentation of international and local products
Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
Production, imports by origin, exports by destination
Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

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Which sector is the most heavily taxed in Bosnia-Herzegovina?
Which companies dominate in the total tobacco market in Bosnia-Herzegovina in terms of market share?
What is the distribution channel split for the tobacco products market in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

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e-Retailing in the European Automotive Aftermarket

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Online sales have increased rapidly in recent years, fueled by web-enabled devices, improved payment methods, broadband connectivity, and improvements in online retail offerings. The past few years have seen major retailers increasingly taking advantage of the channel, using it as a cost-effective platform to enter new countries and to boost sales and brand penetration in existing markets.

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Develop entry strategies for the online market, by learning of the most successful strategies that competitors have chosen and have been implemented.
Improve online activities and boost revenue, by gaining insight into what consumers expect from a transactional website and online delivery options.
Make decisions about your online products and service proposition, by uncovering how companies have diversified when using the internet for sales.
Establish which products fit with your existing online portfolio, by studying the strategies of Europe’s most successful online aftermarket retailers.
Seize the gaps in the online market, by establishing what your competitors’ online activities are, and where they are not active.

The development of online services within the economies of developed and emerging countries points to a fundamental transformation of the aftermarket industry, where existing and new web platforms will become increasingly prominent.
Aftermarket companies should expect to see the following developments online: Product diversification by specialist retailers; Spread of service concepts using the co-operative network strategy; Cross-fertilization of aftermarket channels; Officially endorsed aftermarket channels for vehicle manufacturers.

Your key questions answered
  • Which countries have the highest penetration of Internet users?
  • Which of your competitors or competitive distribution channels have no transactional websites in place?
  • In which products should you consider diversification via an online medium?
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  • Who are the pureplay e-retailers and how are they succeeding?

Retailing in Brazil | Retailing industry in Brazil

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Despite a slowdown in the economy, retailing shows a good performance. In 2011 retailing experienced a slight slowdown in growth compared with the strong performance recorded in 2010, due to declining consumer confidence and the threat of a slowdown of the economy, due to problems faced in Europe. Nevertheless, companies continued to invest in opening outlets and mergers and acquisitions in 2011, which showed that retailers were still very optimistic about the socioeconomic indicators in Brazil.Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Retailing industry in Brazil with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

The Retailing in Brazil market research report includes:
Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
Detailed segmentation of international and local products
Historic number of stores, selling space and values, company and brand market shares
Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

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How big is the grocery/non-grocery/non-store channel in Brazil?
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Which channels are winning or losing in the fight for consumers’ money?

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Sales per square metre – an important ratio for retailers
The performance in terms of sales per square metre has become increasingly important in retailing, especially as the price of real estate increased significantly over the review period, and thus forced manufacturers to show a better performance in terms of sales to compensate for the high investment in opening stores or keeping them open. Recently, FIPE (Foundation Institute of Economic Research), in partnership with Zap Móveis, published a survey which showed that real estate in the key metropolitan cities increased by 100% in the last four years. In 2011 the price of real estate increased by 26% in seven cities. The cost to keep a store open increased significantly driven mainly by price of real estate.

Internet retailing suffers from infrastructure problems
The outstanding performance of internet retailing caused some problems for those companies which did not make sufficient investment in infrastructure to meet the growing demand. B2W Cia Global Do Varejo was one of the companies which received a high number of complaints. The state of Rio Janeiro banned the company from selling products through its e-commerce websites in June 2011 due to the growing number of complaints. A similar decision was taken in the state of São Paulo due to the same problems in November 2011. Compra Fácil, owned by Hermes, and Ricardo Eletro also faced problems in delivering products on time.

Further mergers and acquisitions
Retailing is going through a period of consolidation, as a result of several mergers and acquisitions over the review period. The positive socioeconomic indicators in Brazil even during the financial crunch in 2008 and the economic slowdown in the eurozone contributed to further investment by major retailers in expanding their presence in the national territory. Mergers and acquisitions are also a way for retailers to expand their presence more rapidly compared with organic growth, and they can obtain synergies with other companies to increase their bargaining power and improve profitability. Parapharmacies/drugstores led in terms of mergers and acquisitions, with Droga Raia and Drogasil merging in 2011, but still operating separately, and Brazil Pharma, a holding of BTG Pactual, making several acquisitions of chained parapharmacies/drugstores in 2010 and 2011 in different regions of the country.

Optimistic outlook for retailing
Although 2012 is not expected to be a great year for retailing, companies are optimistic about the outlook, especially with the country hosting the Football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. As a result, there are retailers which are continuing to invest in expansion, and international companies are interested in entering the Brazilian market through acquisition or by opening their first stores in the country.

The European Tire Market 2011-2015

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New tire labeling legislation, due to be introduced in November 2012, will have a profound effect on the European tire market as it speaks to the core concerns of consumers: cost, quality, and safety. The most pronounced opportunities for growth are in Eastern and Northern Europe where the recession did little to temper the development of the tire markets; in 2011 the tire market in the Ukraine grew by 12%. This upward trend is expected to continue for many of these countries.Winter tire opportunities are present in many of the more established markets across Europe and present the chance for value growth in an environment that expects only modest growth overall. Many of the prime candidate countries for winter tire use are currently underexploited, such as the UK, where only 10% of sales are currently for winter tires.

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  • What events will have the largest impact on the European tire industry by 2015 and why?
  • Which countries have the highest penetration by winter tires and how was this achieved?
  • Which countries are the most exposed to black market tires?
  • What are the consumer behaviors regarding retailer and tire brand selection, in the European tire market, by country?
  • What are the market shares of the key distribution channels for tires, by country?

The economic downturn has been challenging for all European countries and this has been reflected in the tire market. As a result, the European tire market faces a number of challenges leading to 2015. For the countries with an established tire market, such as the leading five countries, the maturity of the market generally means that little dynamic change is expected to take place.

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Global Audio Conferencing Bridge Market

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ReportsnReports add new market research Report "" to its store.This strategic analysis is part of Frost & Sullivan’s continued coverage of the conferencing and collaboration marketplace. Frost & Sullivan identifies industry challenges, market drivers and restraints, and provides an in-depth perspective on competitive issues, revenue, market shares and key market trends in the global audio conferencing bridge market. This research service provides conferencing and collaboration vendors with market information and strategic insight to assist them with the unique challenges and opportunities of the audio conferencing bridge market.
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Market Overview
Total Audio Conferencing Bridge Market
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
Forecasts and Trends
Demand Analysis
Market Share and Competitive Analysis
Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
The CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective
Enterprise Segment Breakdown
Service Provider Segment Breakdown
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Analysis of the Microscopes Market

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An analysis of the microscope market is provided in this research service. This market covers three segments including light microscopes, electron microscopes, and scanning probe microscopes. Even though the global light microscope segment held the largest market share in terms of sales revenue and unit shipments, it will lose market share to electron and scanning probe microscopes in the forecasted period, and the reasoning is examined herein. This research examines the total market as well as the segments in terms of market drivers, restraints, the competitive climate, region specific challenges and opportunities, and forecasts through 2018.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Is the global microscropes market growing; how long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • What are the latest key technological trends in the market? What impact do these trends have on the microscopes market?
  • How will the structure of the market change?
  • Which of the regional markets represents most of the growth opportunities for the light microscope, electron microscope and scanning probe microscope markets?
  • Which of the end-user groups represent most of the growth opportunities for the light microscope, electron microscope and scanning probe microscope markets?

Analysis of the Microscopes Market

Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 145
Price:  US $ 6000
The impact of research and development (R&D) is two-fold. Firstly, Asia-Pacific has witnessed the highest growth rates in the worldwide microscope market. This is attributed to the fact that more R&D centers for manufacturers are being established in the region to develop new high-capability products. Countries including Japan, India, and China as well as Korea and Taiwan are making significant inroads investing in the local R&D area.

Secondly, most developed countries in Asia-Pacific maintain strong financial commitments to R&D. During the economic downturn, R&D-driven societies, China in particular, augmented R&D investment expenditures by approximately xx percent each year. Significant R&D of suppliers facilities the region to take advantage of lower labor wages and skilled scientists and engineers.
Demand is increasing for research and applications areas that are not seen in the North American or European market. There is a higher request to specialized capacities into cross section and technical views in biological research activities than in more developed markets.

Global Oil and Gas Discoveries in 2011 - South America and Asia Pacific Emerge as Prolific Regions for New Resource Finds

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This research provides a description of the important oil and gas discoveries made in 2011. The report provides a detailed analysis of the oil and gas discoveries made globally and highlights the developmental plans for each of the discoveries for future use. These details will help to identify suitable regions for investment in exploration and production activities. According to the report, global oil and gas discoveries have fallen since 2009. In 2011, 242 oil and gas discoveries were made globally, compared to 362 and 435 discoveries made in 2010 and 2009, respectively. A large number of successful appraisal wells were also drilled in 2011.

The report provides in-depth analysis and insights into important oil and gas discoveries made in 2011. Its scope includes:
An overview of oil and gas discoveries made globally in 2011
The contribution of various regions to the total number of oil and gas discoveries made in 2011
Key emerging areas for oil and gas exploration and production activities
Key details of major oil and gas discoveries made worldwide in 2011
Development plans for major oil and gas discoveries made in 2011

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Cutting-edge technology will dictate the success of vital new deepwater oil reserves
This research found that Brazil and Malaysia both offer huge resources for future markets, but their challenging terrain demands the use of modern infrastructure, showing a strong need for investment from producing companies.
In 2011, 242 oil and gas discoveries were made globally, with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for a 31.8% share of total discoveries, while a 19.8% share was found in South and Central America. More than half of these discoveries were located in offshore regions, and the recent unearthing of high quality reserves in deep water areas is encouraging an increase in offshore exploration.

The discovery of the Tupi field in 2006 triggered a large number of exploration projects in Brazil, which yielded many positive results. Brazil registered 20 deep water discoveries in 2011, and the country has witnessed the highest number of discoveries in one country since 2008. The majority of these discoveries were made in the sub-salt region of Brazil, which is spread across a vast region of the sea, with large areas remaining unexplored.
In view of the country’s impressive fossil fuel findings, oil company Petrobras has declared investment of $224.7 billion for future operations throughout 2011–2015.

The Malaysian oil and gas industry also recorded a significant rise in offshore discoveries during 2011. Malaysia is currently one of the least explored countries in the Asia-Pacific region, but, due to decreasing fossil fuel reserves in many South-Asian countries, exploration activities in Malaysia have gained visibility and importance.
In the past six years, all important Malaysian oil discoveries were made in deepwater projects, while further deepwater fields in various regions are expected to be developed by 2015.

However, infrastructure is dictating much of the success of oil extraction efforts in Brazil. While the presence of pipelines and equipment has led the Campos basin to be far more attractive for investors looking to extract oil, infrastructure in the Santos basin is limited, making it difficult to transport extracted oil to the shore.

To combat this, technology is being introduced in the Asia-Pacific region to improve the recovery ratio of reserves. The average recovery ratio in Malaysia is currently 23%, while in other oil-producing countries it reaches around 45%. The introduction of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) will improve the region’s technical capabilities, and help to recover more reserves by increasing the recovery ratio.

Market Forecasts | How Britain Shops for Homewares 2012

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ReportsnReports add new market Research Report"How Britain Shops for Homewares 2012" to its store. The proportion of consumers shopping for homewares has declined again this year falling 3.3 percentage points to 41.4% of shoppers. The sector has lost 7.8 percentage points in three years, a substantial share of the shopping population. How Britain Shops Homewares examines, who shops for personal care, where they shop, and whether they are satisfied with their current store.
How Britain Shops for Homewares
Published: April 2012No. of Pages: 239
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  • The proportion of consumers shopping for homewares has declined again, marking the third year of decline for the sector. Pressures on disposable incomes, as well as uncertainty surrounding the housing market has put homewares purchases firmly at the back of people's minds as they divert spending towards more essential purchases.
  • For the third year running, shopping around has stayed level at an average of 1.5 stores used by homewares shoppers in addition to their main store. Asda and Tesco have managed to deter their customers from shopping around, with below average levels, while John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Wilkinson return the average score.
  • Price is the most important factor affecting loyalty for homewares shoppers, reflecting the impact that the wider economy has had on discretionary spending, and thus the homewares sector. Consumers have been cutting back on discretionary purchases, and the essential purchases which have been made have been far more considered than before.
Your Key Questions Answered
  • How has the profile of the consumers shopping at the main homewares players changed over the past year and what has caused this?
  • What drives consumers to shop for homewares at both you and your competitors? What makes them disloyal?
  • How many other stores do your shoppers use for homewares and what stores are these?
Retailer highlights 
  • Asda retains its main user crown for homewares but Tesco applies further pressure
  • Young professionals have traded away from Tesco
  • Loyalty drops for Sainsbury's as customers shop around
  • Main user share rises at Dunelm Mill, as demographic reach broadens
  • Argos loses ground among AB shoppers
  • Wilkinson achieves strong gains in loyalty
  • Loyalty reaches a 10 year peak for IKEA
  • M&S gains visitor and main user share
  • Visitor share grows at John Lewis as expansion of standalone home stores continues
  • Debenhams sinks to 10th in homewares for visitor and main user share
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Samsung became the world's top smartphone maker last year on the back of strong sales of Galaxy lineups and the latest edition comes after it released Galaxy S II in late April last year. The South Korean firm sold over 40 million Galaxy smartphones since the model was released in June 2010. Samsung, which dominates in the top end of smartphone market along with Apple Inc, estimated earlier this month that its first-quarter operating profit would hit a record 5.8 trillion Korean won thanks to strong sales of Galaxy series smartphones. 

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High-Performance Ceramic Coatings: Markets and Technologies

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Ceramic coatings constitute a large family of materials with quite diverse compositions and properties.  They include compositions based on alumina, alumina–magnesia, chromia, hafnia, silica, silicon carbide, titania and zirconia.  Ceramic coatings are generally applied to metal or metallic alloy components or to ceramic components. High–performance ceramic coatings are a special class of ceramics in their form and the preparation techniques required.  However, their uses are diverse, and they exploit the wide range of unique and desirable properties of various bulk ceramics.  Ceramic coatings are generally used for wear- (or erosion-), corrosion- and high temperature-resistant applications.  All ceramic coatings deliver some level of performance in each of the three major areas listed above. The availability and commercialization of high–performance coatings have already changed the internal specification patterns of certain industries, such as cutting tool inserts.  The useful life of coated inserts is many times the life of uncoated inserts.  This, in turn, has reduced the cost of cutting tool inserts and at the same time has increased productivity.  Similarly, ceramic–coated components for aircraft turbine engines resulted in building large aircraft.  Now, auto enthusiasts are coating certain auto engine components to improve auto engine performance.  Also, ceramic coatings have made it possible for certain large machine components to be repaired in situ.

This new BCC study provides an in–depth analysis of the materials, applications, economics, current markets and trends, and the players.  Forecasts are provided for each major market segment through 2016.  In–depth analyses have been provided for the North American ceramic coatings industry structure, providing detailed information on major players and markets for each application.
Through this report, BCC hopes to provide a better understanding of the North American ceramic coatings industry.  This study provides the most up-to-date information we have gathered on the high–performance ceramic coatings market segments.  The report further describes various kinds of ceramic deposition technologies, new developments and recent patents, advantages and limitations of currently used techniques, and profiles of all North American players involved in this industry.

This study is directed to the various strata of companies and institutions interested in the markets and new developments in this growing field.  They are:
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Manufacturers and suppliers of thermal spray, PVD, CVD and ionic beam and laser beam coating equipment.
Producers of vacuum equipment.
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Providers of coating services.
OEM suppliers.
Government agencies involved in advanced materials research.
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Producers of automotive and diesel engines.
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Venture capital companies and financial institutions interested in new and attractive investments.

  • This BCC study has been conducted with a global perspective in terms of materials and their applications.  Market projections have been conducted for North America.  All market table values are in 2010 U.S. dollars.
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Generic and Innovative Drugs Market in Central Europe 2012

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Fresh content includes dynamic coverage of the reimbursement policies and processes for each country, and discusses changes in pricing, VAT rates, reimbursement levels, data on patent longevity, expiration terms, SPCs and data exclusivity periods. The report names the top selling products in each category, their prices and industry markups. It also explains in detail the issue of counterfeit medications, the size of the market share they occupy, and the ways in which each country regulates manufacture, distribution and sale. 

This research details the current market structures, policies and procedures for reimbursement in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria. This timely report features complete information on new legislative developments occurring in each country and compiles accurate forecasts for the market over the next two years based on the projected impact of these new regulatory frameworks.

It helps readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace by laying the groundwork with coverage of market values for generic and innovative medicines, therapies and devices from 2009 forward to 2014.  It describes market sizes and shares of the pharmaceutical markets for these valuable segments in each country and supplies corresponding comparative analysis. 

The report examines the market for generic and innovative drugs in the Central European region from the viewpoint of physicians and patients, revealing their opinions and predispositions toward or against the use of these products. It provides detailed corporate profiles of the manufacturers and distributors of these types of medications in each of the covered countries.

This study provides vital information for professionals seeking to conduct business, prepare strategy or plan investments in these regional markets.


The LTE Market by Infrastructure, Devices and Operator Services 2012 - 2016

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ReportsnReports add new market research Report"The LTE Market by Infrastructure, Devices and Operator Services 2012 - 2016"to its store.The growing demand for mobile broadband services is driving an ever increasing number of commercial LTE network deployments. This surge has seen the number of LTE subscriptions already surpass 7 Million subscriptions worldwide, and over 300+ commercial LTE user device launches. As the market gained momentum, the LTE industry witnessed revenues for over $ 19.1 Billion in 2011 alone. Projected to grow at a CAGR of over 86 %, the industry will account for $ 410 Billion by the end of 2016.

Out of this, nearly $ 290 Billion will arise from operator service revenues, while infrastructure and device shipments will account for $ 110 Billion. Comprising of 4 comprehensive reports and associated databases, the "LTE Market by Infrastructure, Devices and Operator Services 2012 - 2016" report package presents a comprehensive analysis of the LTE market by individual industry sector.

In addition to tracking quantitative indicators such as subscriptions, ARPUs, revenue and market share for Infrastructure, devices and operators services, this report package assesses several key trends in the industry such as LTE deployment models (such as wholesale deployments), spectrum allocation strategies, price plans and CAPEX/OPEX strategies as well as vendor profiles.

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The LTE Infrastructure Market: Vendors, Market Share, Key Trends & Forecasts

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A Global review of spectrum allocation for LTE throughout the globe
Vendor profiles for leading LTE chipset, device and infrastructure manufacturer
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Comprehensive analysis of the LTE industry from 2012 to 2016  including key market drivers, commercial network deployments, infrastructure contracts, subscriptions, and device launches
Detailed Forecasts and associated XLS datasheets from 2012 to 2016 covering LTE subscriptions, service revenues, ARPUs, device shipments, device shipment revenues, device vendor market share, infrastructure shipments, infrastructure shipment revenues and infrastructure vendor market share which cover over 325 operators across 120 countries.
LTE operator strategies including price plans, marketing strategies, CAPEX/OPEX commitments, deployment strategies, and plans for small cell and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployments.

Key Findings
  • At the end of 2011, LTE accounted for a market worth $ 19.1 Billion. LTE service revenues accounted for $ 15 Billion, and LTE device shipments accounted for over $ 2 Billion, while LTE infrastructure sales accounted for $ 2.1 Billion.
  • Ericsson and Alcatel Lucent are leading the LTE infrastructure market with present market shares of over 35 % and 27 % respectively. From a regional perspective, the LTE infrastructure market share will drastically shift from a North American lead market to the Asia Pacific region, which will account for over 68 % of the revenue by 2015
  • Motorola, Samsung and HTC will continue to lead the market share in terms of LTE-enabled smartphone shipments and revenue, with a combined market share of over 60 %.
  • Driven by early adoption among the enterprise users, LTE ARPUs will peak in 2012 reaching 88 USD per month, and drop down by a YoY decline of 16 % over the next five years as the consumer market segment gains a higher market share.
  • Having already surpassed 7 Million subscriptions, LTE subscriptions are set to grow at a CAGR of 150 % over the next five year period. Growing at a CAGR of 80 % global LTE service revenues will reach 291 Billion, representing a lucrative market for worldwide operators.
  • By 2016, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for LTE will remain 44 % lower than HSPA+ and 50 % than WiMAX. If used to full potential, SON technology has the potential to reduce worldwide LTE deployment CAPEX $ 55 Billion, and $ 15 Billion in OPEX by 2016
Target Audience
Mobile Network Operators (MNOs): Will make well-informed decisions about deployment strategies, CAPEX/OPEX reduction and price plans. Furthermore, 'Greenfield' operators will understand how to capitalize on LTE technology by assessing the strategies of well established CSPs and MNOs.
Mobile Network Infrastructure Vendors and Handset Manufacturer: Will understand key trends within the market, assess competitor market share/strategies and understand particular issues faced by MNOs investing in LTE and align their product offerings accordingly.
Application Developers: Will evaluate opportunities to invest in developing applications and services that run on LTE networks by understanding the market dynamics of LTE.
Investors: Will better understand the LTE technology and its market potential, its value chain and potential. This report will help investors evaluate the investment prospects in the promising LTE ecosystem.

Global Wind Turbine Components Market 2011-2015 : ReportsnReports

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Global Wind Turbine Components Market 2011-2015 : ReportsnReports

TechNavio’s report, the Global Wind Turbine Components Market 2011–2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Wind Turbine Components market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors dominating this market space include Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd., GE Energy, and Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd.

Stent Grafts Market in China 2011-2015

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ReportsnReports Add new market research report"Stent Grafts Market in China 2011-2015" to its store.TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Stent Grafts market in China to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent over the period 2011–2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the advancements in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) worldwide. The Stent Grafts market in China has also been witnessing a significant increase in the number of product approvals. However, balloon angioplasty as a substitute could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
TechNavio’s report, the Stent Grafts Market in China 2011–2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on China; it discusses the Stent Grafts market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors dominating this market space include Medtronic Inc., Cook Medical Inc., MicroPort Medical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., and Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2015 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What key trends is this market subject to?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the opportunities and threats faced by each of these key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors?

Major points covered in Table of Content of this report:
1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
3. Market Coverage
4. Market Landscape
5. Vendor Landscape
6. Buying Criteria
7. Market Growth Drivers
8. Drivers and their Impact
9. Market Challenges
10. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
11. Market Trends
12. Key Vendor Analysis
12.1 Medtronic Inc.
12.2 Cook Medical Inc.
12.3 MicroPort Medical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
12.4 Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
13. Other Reports in this Series


Global Oil and Gas Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies in the Global Oil and Gas Industry

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This report provides data and analysis on category-level spending outlooks, budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges and investment opportunities of leading purchase decision makers in the global oil and gas industry. The report also identifies future growth of buyers and suppliers, M&A and e-procurement in the global oil and gas industry. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors in the global oil and gas industry, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities. The report also provides access to information categorized by region, company type and sizes.

Why was the report written?
This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from ICD Research’s exclusive panel of leading global oil and gas industry executives. The report provides data and analysis on buyer expenditure, procurement and developments within the global oil and gas industry. This report includes key topics such as global oil and gas industry buyer expenditure and procurement behaviors and strategies. This report identifies the threats and opportunities within the global oil and gas industry, economic outlook trends and business confidence within global oil and gas industry executives.
Most secondary research reports are based on general industry drivers and do not understand the industry executives’ attitude and changing behaviors, creating a gap in presenting the business outlook of the industry. In an effort to bridge this gap, ICD Research created this primary-research based report by gathering the opinions of multiple stake holders in the value-chain of the global oil and gas industry.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Executives from the global oil and gas industry expect increased levels of consolidation, with 57% of respondents anticipating that there will be either a ‘significant increase’ or an ‘increase’ in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities over the next 12 months.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
M&A activity is expected to increase as a result of high growth in emerging markets, and as part of their effort to expand their geographic reach and increase profits. The need to develop new, efficient technology solutions as a long-term priority for companies is also expected to drive M&A activity in the global oil and gas industry.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
“Global Oil and Gas Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies in the Global Oil and Gas Industry” is a new report by ICD Research that analyzes how oil and gas industry companies’ procurement expenditure, business strategies and practices are set to change in 2012–2013. This report gives you access to the category-level spending outlooks, budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges and investment opportunities of leading purchase decision makers. The report also identifies future growth of buyers and suppliers, M&A and e-procurement. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities. The report also provides access to information categorized by region, company type and sizes.

Project trends
Project industry trends and revenue growth expectations in 2012 and understand business confidence to take informed business decisions
Drive revenues
Drive revenues by understanding future product investment areas and key growth regions
Uncover challenges
Uncover key challenges and opportunities and identify key actions required to maintain and win buyer business
Formulate sales and marketing strategies
Formulate effective sales and marketing strategies by identifying how buyer budgets are changing and direction of spend in the future. Better promote your business by aligning your capabilities and business practices with your customer’s changing needs
Secure stronger customer relationships
Secure stronger customer relationships by understanding the behavior and changing strategies of industry buyers

Reasons To Buy
Uncovers the business outlook, forecast of buyer expenditure activity, key challenges and opportunities and procurement behaviors and strategies.
This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities. The report promotes your business by aligning your capabilities and business practices with your customer’s changing needs.
The report is based on primary survey research conducted by ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior purchase decision makers and leading supplier organizations.

Key Highlights
Buyers predict more capital spending
An analysis of responses by upstream oil and gas companies reveals that ‘new product development’, ‘machinery and equipment purchase’, and ‘IT infrastructure development’ will record a significant increase in capital expenditure over the next 12 months.
Emphasis on product development expected
As global oil and gas demand is projected to increase in the next 12 months, upstream oil and gas companies plan to significantly increase their capital expenditure toward ‘new product development’ and ‘machinery and equipment purchase’.
Increased investment in IT infrastructure predicted

54% of respondents project an increase in investment toward ‘IT infrastructure development’, with an increasing focus on the reduction of carbon emissions and protection of the environment.   For example, in February 2012, Azerbaijan International Operating Company, a consortium of 10 principal oil companies, assigned a contract to Emerson Process Management, a supplier of process automation services and technologies based in the US, to computerize a new offshore platform in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.
Suppliers plan to increase spending on ‘machinery and equipment purchase
Global oil and gas industry suppliers plan to increase capital expenditure on ‘machinery and equipment purchase’ over the next 12 months.  For example, in February 2012, Lux Assure, a developer of novel detection technologies for the oil and gas sector based in the UK, introduced a new chemical detection kit, which determines the concentration of methanol or monoethylene glycol (MEG) in oil and water.

Mixed responses on staff recruitment
According to 38% of respondents from upstream oil and gas companies, and 48% from downstream and midstream oil and gas companies, headcounts in their organizations in 2012 are expected to increase steadily by up to 2%. However, 19% of respondents from upstream oil and gas companies and 24% from downstream and midstream oil and gas companies anticipate ‘no change’ in recruitment activity in 2012, which indicates that slow economic development in developed countries and market uncertainty could reduce recruitment activity.
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