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European Export Performance

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  • Angela Cheptea

    () (SMART - Structures et Marché Agricoles, Ressources et Territoires - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AGROCAMPUS OUEST)

  • Lionel Fontagné

    () (CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales - Centre d'analyse stratégique, PSE - Paris School of Economics, Banque de France, CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Soledad Zignago

    (Centre de recherche de la Banque de France - Banque de France)

Abstract

Using an econometric shift-share decomposition, we explain the redistribution of world market shares at the level of the product variety and by technological content. We decompose changes in market shares into structural eff ects (geographical and sectoral) and a pure performance e ffect. We regard the EU-27 as an integrated economy, excluding intra-EU trade. Revisiting the competitiveness issue in such a perspective sheds new light on the impact of emerging countries on the reshaping of world trade. Since 1995 the EU-27 withstood the competition from emerging countries better than the United States and Japan. The EU market shares for high-technology products, as well as in the upper price range of the market, proved comparatively resilient, though less so since the crisis.

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  • Angela Cheptea & Lionel Fontagné & Soledad Zignago, 2014. "European Export Performance," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00975534, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00975534
    DOI: 10.1007/s10290-013-0176-z
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    Keywords

    European Union.; Shift-Share; Market Shares; European Union; International Trade; Export Performance; Competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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