Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

La competitività del comparto florovivaistico del Mezzogiorno d’Italia sul mercato internazionale

Contents:

Author Info

  • Emanuele Schimmenti
  • Antonio Asciuto
  • Antonino Galati
  • Rosario Carapezza

Abstract

The international competitiveness of flowers and ornamental plant sector of the Italian "Mezzogiorno" area - In the last few years the Italian flower and ornamental plant sector has been characterized by a significant dynamicity, becoming one of the most important sectors of the Italian agricultural system. In terms of competitiveness, however, the above sector has faced several market crises due to the globalization process which has brought about an increasing supply of flower and ornamentals in the world market. In a national context, Mezzogiorno is an important area in terms of production source for flowers and ornamental plants, in relation to both extremely favourable climatic conditions and specific economic situations which positively affect profitability of firms operating in some productive sub-sectors (e.g., the ornamental plant sector). The paper points out the apparent growth signs of the Mezzogiorno flower and ornamental plant sector, though its contribution to the specialization of agrofood products is still marginal. An important feature of the Italian "Mezzogiorno" flower and ornamentals sector highlighted by this study is the relevant incidence of intra-eu trade flows with regard both to import and export. Within the single items belonging to chapter 6 "Living trees and flowers", the results of the analysis indicate a specialization in the category of live plants, also as a consequence of a growing demand for such products from foreign markets. The competitiveness analysis has pointed out that these Italian regions are characterized by a comparative advantage mainly with regard to some eu countries (Greece, Malta and France); and by a heavy disadvantage with the Netherlands and, less important, with Thailand. JEL Codes: F140 - Country and industry Studies of Trade, Q170 - Agriculture in International Trade Key words: competitiveness, flowers and ornamental plants sector, international trade, "Mezzogiorno"

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Scheda_Rivista.aspx?IDArticolo=37429&Tipo=ArticoloPDF
Download Restriction: Single articles can be downloaded buying download credits, for info: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/inglese_download_credit.asp

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by FrancoAngeli Editore in its journal ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE.

Volume (Year): 11 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 187-210

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:fan:ecaqec:v:html10.3280/ecag2009-002010

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=87

Order Information:
Email:
Web: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Elenco_Prodotti.aspx?startCode=DC

Related research

Keywords: competitiveness; flowers and ornamental plants sector; international trade; "Mezzogiorno";

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fan:ecaqec:v:html10.3280/ecag2009-002010. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Angelo Ventriglia).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.