France, Germany, Italy, and Spain : Explaining Differences in External Sector Performance Among Large Euro Area Countries

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 8, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This cross-country paper explains differences in external sector performance among four large euro area countries—France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The paper discusses that during 2001–04, the performance of the external sector differed markedly among these four largest euro area countries. The study presented in this paper describes the evolution of the traditional determinants of exports and imports—domestic and foreign demand and cost and price competitiveness—and econometrically assesses their contributions to the evolution of trade volumes during the period mentioned.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/401

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 8, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813036/1934-7685

Stock No:

1EUREA2005003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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