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Outsourcing of Intermediate Manufacturing Products in Asian Economies

  • Yushi Yoshida

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    (Faculty of Economics, Kyushu Sangyo University)

We aim to investigate transition and trend of outsourcing production among Asian Economies. With the use of highly-disaggregated Harmonized System (HS) classification code dataset, we can investigate narrowly-defined intermediate manufacturing products within automobile industry. By calculating unit value of intermediate products, we created the quality rankings of products among these countries. After making clear recent trend for production of intermediate products in Asian countries, we investigate whether these trends are autonomous or Japanese-FDI related. We find investments by automobile suppliers increase automobile component trade in the region.

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Paper provided by Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 21.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:kyu:dpaper:21
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