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Evaluation Of The Romanian Agricultural Products Specialization In The Intra-Sectoral Foreign Trade


  • Rusali. Mirela Adriana

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The research focused on the investigation of the comparative advantages of agri-food products in Romania estimated for the pre- and post-EU accession period. The method of calculating the degree of trade specialization applied to the agricultural sector was used. The index enables to evaluate the contribution of each product corresponding to the scale of trade, providing for the classification of products according to their level of specialization on international markets. The empirical results indicate a downward trend in the level of specialization in international trade for most Romanian products in the investigated period, except for cereals and tobacco in the postaccession period, as well as sharp annual fluctuations in cereals, oilseeds and tobacco evolution.

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  • Rusali. Mirela Adriana, 2013. "Evaluation Of The Romanian Agricultural Products Specialization In The Intra-Sectoral Foreign Trade," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 10(1), pages 77-83.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:10:y:2013:i:1:p:77-83

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    1. Zaghini, Andrea, 2003. "Trade advantages and specialisation dynamics in acceding countries," Working Paper Series 249, European Central Bank.
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    1. Goran Buturac & Željko Lovrinèeviæ & Davor Mikuliæ, 2017. "International Competitiveness and Restructuring of the Croatian Food Industry," Acta Oeconomica, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 67(3), pages 435-462, September.

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    agri-food trade; specialization index; EU accession.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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