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The Geography of UK International Trade

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  • Overman, Henry G.
  • Winters, L. Alan

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

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 4259.

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Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:4259

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Keywords: economic geography; eec; uk trade;

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