Export Performance in Europe : What Do We Know from Supply Links?

Author/Editor: Jesmin Rahman ; Tianli Zhao
Publication Date: March 07, 2013
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Summary: One of the most important recent developments in international trade is the increasing interconnectedness of export production through a vertical trading chain network that streches across many countries, with each country specializing in particular stages of a good’s production. Using value added trade statistics, this paper tries to dissect and reshape understanding of European exports: where exports values are created, the role of vertical supply links in export growth, what is contributing to the growth in supply links, and how comparative advantages of countries are affected by supply links over time. Our analysis finds strong role of supply links in cross-country export performance in Europe, where these links between countries grew based on physical proximity, cost differential and similarity in export structure.
Series: Working Paper No. 13/62
Subject(s): Export growth | Europe | International trade | Exports

Publication Date: March 07, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475516555/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2013062 Pages: 52
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