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New aspects of intra-industry trade in EU countries

Tadashi Ito and Toshihiro Okubo ()

No 361, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: Using the HS eight-digit product level trade data of EU countries for the period 1988 – 2010, we analyse Intra-industry trade within EU countries as well as with Eastern European countries and with China. We find the 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 the Eastern European countries and with China is present even in very recent years.

Keywords: Europe; China; International trade; EU; Intra-industry trade; Horizontal and Vertical Product Differentiation; Quality; Unit price gap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012-08-01
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