Japanese and U.S. Trade with China: A Comparative Analysis

Review of Development Economics, January 31, 1998

Posted: 1 May 1998

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K. C. Fung

University of California at Santa Cruz

Hitomi Iizaka

University of California at Santa Cruz

Abstract

This paper provides a simple comparative analysis of Japanese and U.S. trade with China. In recent years, Japanese exports to China had been growing faster than U.S. exports, but Japanese imports from China had been growing more slowly. A large amount of U.S. and Japanese exports were first shipped to Hong Kong, and then re-exported to China. In 1994, Japan's largest export item to China was general machinery, while U.S. largest export item to China was transportation equipment. According to our constructed rivalry index, competition in 1994 between U.S. and Japanese firms was most intense in the chemical goods sector.

JEL Classification: F1, O5

Suggested Citation

Fung, K.C. and Iizaka, Hitomi, Japanese and U.S. Trade with China: A Comparative Analysis. Review of Development Economics, January 31, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=76788

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