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The Geography of UK International Trade

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  • Henry Overman
  • L. Alan Winters

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This paper examines how the geography of UK international trade has changed since the UK¿s accession tothe European Economic Community using a newly constructed data set that gives a detailed breakdown ofthe UK¿s imports and exports by both port of entry and exit and commodity. Our results suggest thatbetween 1970 and 1992 overall imports and exports re-orientated in favour of ports located nearer to thecontinent. The vast majority of individual commodities also saw a similar re-orientation.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp0606.

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Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Keywords: UK trade; EEC; economic geography;

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