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The competitiveness of Spanish tomato export in the European Union

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  • Jaime De Pablo Valenciano

    (Universidad de Almería)

  • Juan Carlos Pérez Mesa

    (Universidad de Almería)

Abstract

This paper examines the export performance of Spanish tomatoes in the European Union (EU). The origins and destinations of Spanish tomato exports are examined: Almeria is the main exporting province and Germany the biggest client. The performance of Spain’s North African competitors in the tomato market (mainly Morocco) is also examined, and the structural competitiveness of the countries that export tomatoes to the EU is analysed. Spain has the greatest advantage in this respect, and the largest inter-industry trade. An export model is developed. This model shows that the export of tomatoes from Almeria is not much influenced by shipments from Morocco.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Trade with number 0406004.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 16 Jun 2004
Date of revision: 17 Jun 2004
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0406004

Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 26. This paper can be seen in Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research (2004) 2(2), 167-180
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Keywords: trade; price; competition; cointegration; Almería; strategy;

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Cited by:
  1. Cioffi, Antonio & Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano & Vitale, Cosimo, 2010. "The price stabilization effects of the EU entry price scheme for fruits and vegetables," MPRA Paper 24828, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Cioffi, Antonio & Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano & Vitale, Cosimo, 2009. "The Price Stabilisation Effects of the EU import regime of fruit and vegetables: the case of tomatoes," MPRA Paper 25718, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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