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Japanese and US Trade with China: A Comparative Analysis

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  • Fung, K C
  • Iizaka, Hitomi

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The paper provides a simple comparative analysis of Japanese and U.S. trade with China. In recent years, Japanese exports to China had been growing faster than U.S. exports, but Japanese imports from China had been growing more slowly. A large amount of U.S. and Japanese exports were first shipped to Hong Kong, and then re-exported to China. In 1994, Japan's largest export item to China was general machinery, while U.S. largest export item to China was transportation equipment. According to the rivalry index constructed in the paper, competition in 1994 between U.S. and Japanese firms was most intense in the chemical goods sector. Copyright 1998 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Fung, K C & Iizaka, Hitomi, 1998. "Japanese and US Trade with China: A Comparative Analysis," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 2(2), pages 181-190, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:2:y:1998:i:2:p:181-90
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    1. Yushi Yoshida & Hiro Ito, 2006. "How Do the Asian Economies Compete With Japan in the US Market? Is China Exceptional? A Triangular Trade Approach," Asia Pacific Business Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 285-307.
    2. Yushi Yoshida & Hiro Ito, 2005. "Distance on FDI and Trade: The Roles of China and Mexico in the Pacific Basin," Discussion Papers 24, Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Economics.

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