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Impact of exchange rate volatility on commodity trade between US and Hong Kong


  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee
  • Jia Xu


The impact of exchange rate uncertainty on trade flows is still the center of attention in international economics. A few studies that have looked at this effect in Hong Kong have used either aggregate data between Hong Kong and the rest of the world or between Hong Kong and several of her major trading partners. They have been unable to locate any significant effect. Suspecting that existing studies could suffer from aggregation bias, we concentrate on the trade between Hong Kong and the US and disaggregate their trade flows further by commodity. Out of 140 Hong Kong importing industries and 104 exporting industries considered, we find short-run effects in the majority of the industries. The short-run effects translated into the long run in 81 of Hong Kong import industries and 51 of her export industries, a finding that contradicts previous research.

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Jia Xu, 2013. "Impact of exchange rate volatility on commodity trade between US and Hong Kong," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(1), pages 81-109, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:irapec:v:27:y:2013:i:1:p:81-109
    DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2012.700703

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    1. Reboredo, Juan C. & Ugando, Mikel, 2014. "US dollar exchange rate and food price dependence: Implications for portfolio risk management," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 72-89.
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    4. Stephanos Papadamou & Thomas Markopoulos, 2014. "Investigating Intraday Interdependence Between Gold, Silver and Three Major Currencies: the Euro, British Pound and Japanese Yen," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 20(4), pages 399-410, November.

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