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Gli scambi commerciali agroalimentari euromediterranei. Contributo allo sviluppo del "Processo di Barcellona: Unione per il Mediterraneo"


  • Pappalardo, Gioacchino
  • Allegra, Valeria
  • Bucca, Marcella
  • Zarba, Alfonso Silvio


In this study we have analyzed the trade of agri-food products in Mediterranean countries, included in the Union for the Mediterranean, to identify specialization patterns of agri-food sector within Mediterranean basin. Through RCA index (Balassa) has been able to assess the growing importance that extra European Union countries are gradually gaining in traditional agri-food sector, such as fruit and vegetables, and in other higher value-added agri-food sector as processed products, for which only a decade earlier, were less competitive positions. In contrast, the main EU Mediterranean countries show a stability of their agri-food specialization model with a few exceptions mainly concerning products with a high degree of manipulation.

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  • Pappalardo, Gioacchino & Allegra, Valeria & Bucca, Marcella & Zarba, Alfonso Silvio, 2012. "Gli scambi commerciali agroalimentari euromediterranei. Contributo allo sviluppo del "Processo di Barcellona: Unione per il Mediterraneo"," 2012 XX Convegno Annuale SIEA, Siracusa 132023, Italian Society of Agri-food Economics/Società Italiana di Economia Agro-Alimentare (SIEA).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:isae12:132023

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    Union for the Mediterranean; agri-food; trade; RCA; Agribusiness; F10; F13; F15;

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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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