New Aspects of Intra‐Industry Trade in EU Countries

13 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2012

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Tadashi Ito

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Toshihiro Okubo

University of Geneva - Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI)

Date Written: September 2012

Abstract

This paper discusses some new evidence on intra‐industry trade (IIT). In particular, we focus on EU trade with Eastern European countries, using trade data at the harmonised commodity description and coding system (HS) eight‐digit product level for the period 1988–2010. Our findings include Eastern European countries’ rise up the quality ladder, and by contrast, the substantially lower prices of China’s exports to EU countries vis‐à‐vis China’s imports from them. The contrast between EU trade with Eastern European countries and with China is present even in recent years.

Suggested Citation

Ito, Tadashi and Okubo, Toshihiro, New Aspects of Intra‐Industry Trade in EU Countries (September 2012). The World Economy, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1126-1138, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2145128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2012.01476.x

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