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Intra-Industry Trade Revisited: A Note


  • Maria de Boyrie


  • Mordechai Kreinin



This short note revisits the relative importance of intra- and inter-industry trade by using the Grubel-Lloyd formula as a measure of intra-industry trade to the country’s manufacturing trade (sections 5–8 of the SITC) where each industry is the four digit classification. Measures for a country’s total trade, as well as its bilateral trade with specific countries are utilized. The results demonstrate that intra-industry trade dominates trade among the OECD countries, while inter-industry trade dominates North-South and South-South trade. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

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  • Maria de Boyrie & Mordechai Kreinin, 2012. "Intra-Industry Trade Revisited: A Note," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 23(4), pages 741-745, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:23:y:2012:i:4:p:741-745
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-011-9212-6

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    Grubel-Lloyd; Intra-industry; Inter-industry; Trade; OECD; BRIC; F14;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade


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