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Le commerce extérieur en valeur ajoutée

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  • Guillaume Daudin
  • Paola Monperrus-Veroni
  • Christine Rifflart
  • Danielle Schweisguth

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This paper examines the statistical consequences of the rise of vertical trade. It makes usual trade statistics misleading as a measure of the contribution of each industry and each country to the international division of labour. This paper uses input-output tables and trade tables from the GTAP database to compute trade statistics in value-added. It does that by excluding vertical trade and dispatching the value-added incorporated in other trade flows to their proper industry and country. In 2001, 28% of world trade and 29% of French trade were vertical trade. The method does not change the geography of trade much. It changes the relative involvement of different industries, as industrial trade flows incorporate important service inputs. Business services, trade, communication and transport have a more important positive contribution to the French trade balance than the usual data suggest. JEL Code: F19.

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Volume (Year): 98 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 129-165

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  1. Guillaume Daudin & Christine Rifflart & Danielle Schweisguth, 2009. "Who produces for whom in the world economy?," Sciences Po publications 2009-18, Sciences Po.
  2. Bouveret, Antoine & Sterdyniak, Henri & Mestiri, Sana, 2007. "The renminbi equilibrium exchange rate : an agnostic view," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/5487, Paris Dauphine University.
  3. Escaith, Hubert, 2009. "Trade Collapse, Trade Relapse and Global Production Networks: Supply Chains in the Great Recession," MPRA Paper 18274, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Escaith, Hubert & Gaudin, Hadrien, 2014. "Clustering Value-Added Trade: Structural and Policy Dimensions," MPRA Paper 57276, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Escaith, Hubert & Gonguet, Fabien, 2009. "International Trade and Real Transmission Channels of Financial Shocks in Globalized Production Networks," MPRA Paper 15558, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Escaith, Hubert, 2008. "Measuring trade in value added in the new industrial economy: statistical implications," MPRA Paper 14454, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Guillaume Daudin & Christine Rifflart & Danielle Schweisguth, 2008. "Value-Added Trade and Regionalization. GTAP Eleventh Annual Conference 'Future of Global Economy', Helsinki, Finland," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/9541, Sciences Po.

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