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Post-Accession Trends Of Romania’S Agri-Food Trade


  • Rusali, Mirela

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The article aims to capture the main effects subsequent to Romania’s accession to UE-27 and integration in the common market, upon the external performances of the agricultural products. The analysis comprised both the evolution and structure of the commercial flows, determinant factors of the trade balance and the assessed relative unit value indices, on products aggregated by chapters, respectively, by sections of the C.N. Several positive influences on the food markets are reflected by attenuated import flows, although with a narrowed supply ranges, and also by the reduction of external agri-food trade deficit, however through less competitive exports rather than on account of imports. The empirical results indicate also negative aspects: a loss of domestic performance facing the growing external competition, trade disadvantages compared to EU products, dependence on imports of processed products and of animal origin, the low competitiveness of the processing sector being the main disadvantage in achieving higher revenue from exports.

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  • Rusali, Mirela, 2010. "Post-Accession Trends Of Romania’S Agri-Food Trade," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 7(2), pages 267-276.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:267-276

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    Cited by:

    1. Jambor, Attila, 2013. "Comparative Advantages and Specialisation of the Visegrad Countries Agri-Food Trade," Acta Oeconomica et Informatica, Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra (FEM SPU), vol. 16(1), pages 1-13, February.

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    agri-food trade; unit value index; competitiveness; EU accession;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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