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Apr 16, 2012

UK Marine Insurance 2012

This report contains an overview of the total size and profitability of the UK marine insurance market. It provides analysis of trends in premium rates, distribution, and claims as well as a discussion of the current issues affecting the market. The final section analyzes the key drivers that will affect each of these markets going forward while providing a forecast up to 2015.

Features and benefits
  • Data on the size, structure and profitability of the marine insurance market in the UK.
  • Analysis of the drivers of claims and costs as well as an exploration of growth areas in the future.
  • A discussion of the main factors affecting the marine market in the future along with forecasts of market size to 2015.

Marine Insurance in UK

Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 72
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There has been a continued increase in the number of UK-owned and flagged vessels as ships ordered before the recession are completed. These ships have contributed to a worldwide glut of shipping and have given underwriters a growing market to write.

The main challenge affecting the UK cargo industry is the impact of the recession on cargo levels. As consumers and firms import and export less, the volume of cargo to and from the UK falls. As the number of risks to insure falls, insurers have to compete for ever scarcer risks.

Your key questions answered
  • What are the key drivers and challenges within the UK marine market in 2010?
  • What are your competitors doing and what are the drivers of growth in the market?
  • Where market will growth come from and how will economic and claims trends will impact the sector?

Analysis of the U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market

This research service evaluates the U.S. clinical laboratory market for 2009 to 2017. This analysis provides an overview of the market, identifying key drivers and restraints. Furthermore, it provides market engineering measurements, revenue forecasts, and strategic recommendations for multiple industry challenges. A dynamic SWOT analysis is provided for four different types of laboratory participants, including reference laboratories, hospital laboratories, specialized laboratories, and physician office laboratories. A comprehensive product analysis provides a breakdown of laboratory tests by volume.

Table Of Contents

1. U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market
Research Service

Market Overview
Total U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
Forecasts and Trends
Market Share and Competitive Analysis
Product Analysis
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Report Details:
Published: March2012
No. of Pages: 73
Price:US $ 6000
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Packaging Industry Outlook in Poland: Market Size, Key Trends, Drivers and Challenges to 2016

The Polish packaging industry grew at a CAGR of 8.79% during the review period, and valued US$X.X billion in 2011. Industry growth was primarily driven by the increasing demand for packaging in end-user markets such as the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrial goods markets. Annual disposable incomes in Poland are expected to increase over the forecast period, leading to an increase in domestic consumption of packaged food and beverages. Due to the rising consumption of consumer goods, there is an opportunity for significant growth in the Polish packaging industry, which is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.08% over the forecast period (2012–2016).

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the packaging industry in Poland
  • It provides historical values for Poland’s packaging industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in Poland’s packaging industry, along with market forecasts until 2016
  • It details the different macroeconomic factors affecting the packaging industry in Poland
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on the key trends and drivers affecting end-user markets in packaging
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Poland for the packaging industry
  • The report outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry

Trends & Forecast in Poland Packing Industry

Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 61

Key highlights
  • Poland is considered one of the most stable and fastest-growing economies within the EU. The country’s GDP grew at a CAGR of 3.63% during the review period (2007–2011) to reach at US$260.8 billion.
  • The packaging industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.08% over the forecast period (2012–2016).
  • Poland relies on European countries such as Germany, France and Italy for the import and export of its packaging machinery.
  • The growth in Poland’s packaging industry is primarily driven by domestic demand for packaging in the food and beverage market, which remains the largest end user market for the industry.
  • Active and smart packaging emerged as innovative solutions for the food and beverages industry.
  • Strong competition from leading domestic and international packaging companies has resulted in a high level of consolidation within the Polish packaging industry.
  • Inefficient infrastructure and logistics facilities remain challenges for the packaging industry.
Reasons to buy
  • Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to the Polish packaging industry and each category within it
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities within the Polish packaging industry
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the packaging industry
  • Identify the growth opportunities and industry dynamics within five key packaging categories

Global Markets for Media, Sera and Reagents in Biotechnology

  • The global market for media, sera and reagents used in biotechnology was valued at $2.3 billion in 2009, $2.5 billion in 2010 and is estimated to have reached nearly $2.8 billion at the end of 2011. The market is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%.
  • The reagents market reached $1 billion in 2010 and nearly $1.2 billion in 2011. It is expected to grow to $2 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 11.3%.
  • The media segment reached $820.7 million in 2010 and $897.4 million in 2011. It is expected to grow to $1.4 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 9.4%.
Demand for cell culture products, namely media, sera and reagents, is increasing, with the increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals.  Cell culture, a crucial component of the life sciences industry, has witnessed major development during the past three decades.  R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries, new technologies and an international marketplace are moving the cell culture process in a new direction.  As cell culture technologies evolved, a number of disciplines such as cell biology, genetic engineering, protein chemistry, genomics and chemical engineering have been successfully incorporated into the cell culture field.

Acquisition strategies and collaborations by companies are also covered in this report.  This study also discusses the strength and weaknesses of the different types of media used in light of the new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.

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Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 268
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BCC’s goal in conducting this study is to provide an overview of the current and future characteristics of the global market for media, sera and the reagents used in biotechnology.  The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current market and its future direction in the media, sera and biotechnology reagents markets as an important tool for the cell culture industry.

This report explores present and future strategies within the media and sera market, including reagents used in biotechnology.  The improvisation of the market, the setbacks and the needs of the market are discussed in this report.  The types of cell cultures and the products from cell culture technology are also presented in this report.  The advantages and disadvantages for the use of various types of media are also covered in this report.

A detailed analysis of the cell culture industry structure has been conducted.  This includes the biotechnology reagents, media and the sera used.  Revenues are broken down by global region.  Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2011 through 2016.

Applications for the cell culture industry—media, sera and reagents used in biotechnology—are also discussed in the report, with an emphasis on the usage in the research, production and contract segments.  The report also covers significant patents in each segment.

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Gas-to-Liquids Processes for Chemicals and Energy Production

Worldwide, natural gas reserves far exceed oil reserves.  Indeed, at current consumption rates, the earth has about a 45-year supply of oil, compared with a nearly 1,000-year supply of natural gas.  In many locales, though, natural gas is “stranded” and thus suppliers have limited markets.  A key objective of gas suppliers is the development of processing and conversion technologies, such as gas to liquids, that would enable entry to the multitrillion-dollar market for chemicals and liquid fuels.

The gas-to-liquids (GTL) business is involved in the chemical conversion of stranded natural gas feedstocks to liquid products such as transportation fuels and chemicals.  Insofar as beneficial processing of the world’s huge resource base of stranded natural gas is concerned, GTL processing is a relatively recent research and development (R&D) focus of the petrochemical industry.  Development of commercial-scale GTL plants, utilizing stranded natural gas, is a relatively recent development, too.  Hence, the need for this BCC Research report.

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Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 219
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  • The total market value of products produced using GTL (gas-to-liquids), CTL (Coal-to-liquids), and BTL (biomass-to-liquids) was $4.4 billion in 2010 and $4.5 billion in 2011. BCC projects this market will increase from $4.6 billion in 2012 to $6.8 billion by 2017, a CAGR of 8.1% over the five year period.
  • The market value of products produced by GTL processes was $1.8 billion in 2011. This value should reach $1.9 billion in 2012 and $2.7 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 7.3% between 2012 and 2017.
  • The market value of products produced by CTL processes is expected to increase from $2.6 billion in 2012 to $4 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 9%.
Liquid GTL products are primarily transportation fuels (and are defined as synthetic fuels, or synthetic fuels) and chemical feedstocks such as methanol, hydrogen, and other petrochemicals.  As the terms are presently used in the petrochemical industry, “GTL” and “GTL products” refer mainly to the output of plants (or refineries) that utilize stranded natural gas as feedstock.  For that reason, conventional production of chemicals, including high-volume methanol, typically via steam methane reforming (SMR) of nonstranded natural gas, is not a principal focus of this report.

The objective of this BCC Research report is to provide an up-to-date and critical evaluation of the most dynamic and pathbreaking aspects of GTL technology and describe how recent breakthroughs in conversion technology have made GTL products competitive with products refined from crude oil.  This report discusses the use of GTL processes to produce ultraclean diesel fuels and high-quality chemical products such as waxes.  BCC assesses the role of GTL as an enabling technology for the production of clean transportation fuels.

A principal focus of the report is individual company initiatives and their R&D focus.  Discussed as well is the status of all major GTL projects around the world that utilize stranded gas.  Included are descriptions of technologies and products, and a forecast of the GTL market through 2017.  The report quantifies demand for GTL by type of output, application, and production technology.  A significant component of this report analyzes competitive synfuel concepts, as the commercial success of competitive synfuel concepts will weigh heavily on the ultimate trajectory of the GTL business.  These competitive fuels include those derived from coal-to-liquids (CTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL).

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