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O Comércio Ibérico e o Comércio Portugal-UE: que diferenças?

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  • Ricardo Alves

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    After joining the EC Portugal experienced a big change in its external trade: there was a huge growth in the trade balance deficit and Spain, a less important partner, became Portugal's major one. In order to understand if either the Portuguese economy tends to a more peripheral location inside Europe or if there is a convergence with both the Iberian neighbour and the more developed EU contries, it is made a comparison between the caracteristics of Portuguese trade flows with both partners. Iberian trade is more uneven than Portugal-EU trade due mainly to an earlier and greater move of Spanish companies to the Portuguese market. This is a change from the beginning of 1990's, when Iberian intra-industry trade was mainly made of goods with similar quality. But in spite of the deficit, it seems that Portugal-EU and Spain-EU trade became more similar.

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    Paper provided by Universidade da Beira Interior, Departamento de Gestão e Economia (Portugal) in its series Working Papers de Gestão, Economia e Marketing (Management, Economics and Marketing Working Papers) with number 4/2001.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:csh:wpecon:4/2001

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    Keywords: International trade; Trade pattern; Quality of traded goods; Portugal;

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