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New Aspects of Intra-industry Trade in EU Countries

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  • Tadashi Ito

    (JETRO-IDE)

  • Toshihiro Okubo

    (Faculty of Economics, Keio University)

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This paper discusses some new evidences on intra-industry trade (IIT). In particular, we focus on EU trade with Eastern European countries, using trade data at HS eight-digit product level for the period 1988 - 2010. Our findings include Eastern European countries' rise up the quality ladder, and by contrast, the substantially lower prices of China's exports to EU countries vis-a-vis China's imports from them. The contrast between EU trade with Eastern European countries and with China is present even in recent years.

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Paper provided by Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program in its series Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series with number 2012-007.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:kei:dpaper:2012-007

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