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International Trade in Intermediate Inputs: The Case of the Automobile Industry

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    International trade statistics and input-output tables are analyzed in order to test the hypothesis that international production networks have become more relevant. The share of imported inputs in the gross output value of the motor vehicle industry has grown significantly during the last two decades. Moreover, some low-income countries have become strong exporters of automobile parts, but this trade is mainly regional rather than global. Detailed results are presented in case studies on four major producers (the United States, Japan, Germany and the UK).

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    Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1027.

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    Length: 45 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1027

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    Keywords: international trade; intermediate inputs; international outsourcing.;

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    1. Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2002. "Auswirkungen der EU-Osterweiterung auf die Direktinvestitionen und die Rückwirkungen der Direktinvestitionen," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 2904, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Wolfgang Sofka & Joerg Zimmermann, 2005. "There is no Place Like Home: A Strategic Framework to Overcome Liability of Foreignness in the German Car Market," Industrial Organization 0512003, EconWPA.
    3. Peter Nunnenkamp, 2002. "Die Auswirkungen der EU-Osterweiterung auf die Direktinvestitionen und deren Rückwirkungen," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 55(11), pages 13-19, 06.
    4. Julius Spatz & Peter Nunnenkamp, 2002. "Globalization of the Automobile Industry � Traditional Locations under Pressure?," Kiel Working Papers 1093, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
    5. Nunnenkamp, Peter & Spatz, Julius, 2001. "Globalisierungsverlierer in der Automobilindustrie? : Internationaler Wettbewerb und Arbeitsmarkteffekte in Deutschland, Japan und den Vereinigten Staaten," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 2608, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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