European Union Enlargement and Agri-Food Trade Specialisation
Alessandro Antimiani (),
Fabrizio De Filippis and
Roberto Henke ()
QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, 2006, issue 2
The paper analyses the evolution of similarity between EU 15 agri-food exports and those of the new member States (Nms) and Turkey to the EU market. The main goal is to highlight, with the help of similarity indicators that take into account the structural, absolute value and quality differences between the export flows, whether EU enlargement can lead to toughe competitiveness on the European markets, or whether, rather, flows will prove increasingly specialised. The main finding is that the similarity in agri-food exports between the EU 15 member States and the Nms is quite low, although it tends to grow at a fast pace. With regard to Italy, the structure of agri-food trade seems to be more complementary than competitive with that of the Nms and Turkey. The similarity is explained by a reduced number of flows; moreover, if one takes into account the different quality of products, it decreases further, i.e. most export flows address different, non-competitive market segments.
Keywords: Economic Transition; Export Similarity; Trade Integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Scheda_Riviste. ... &Tipo=Articolo%20PDF (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rar:journl:0034
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria from Associazione Rossi Doria Via Silvio d'Amico 77, - 00145 Rome Italy. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().