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Destinations and Uses of East Asian Merchandise Exports


  • Ashley Craig

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Stephen Elias

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Clare Noone

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)


Over recent decades, Australia’s trade has become increasingly oriented toward east Asia (excluding Japan). Rapid growth in economies from this region is often attributed to their export-oriented policies, with the volume of east Asian exports having increased six-fold over the past 20 years. Using information on the destinations and uses of east Asian exports, this article examines the characteristics of both intra-regional trade and exports to economies outside the region.

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  • Ashley Craig & Stephen Elias & Clare Noone, 2011. "Destinations and Uses of East Asian Merchandise Exports," RBA Bulletin, Reserve Bank of Australia, pages 9-14, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rba:rbabul:jun2011-02

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    Cited by:

    1. Gerard Kelly & Gianni La Cava, 2013. "Value-added Trade and the Australian Economy," RBA Bulletin, Reserve Bank of Australia, pages 29-38, March.


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