New Aspects of Intra-industry Trade in EU Countries

Tadashi Ito, Toshihiro Okubo

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This paper discusses some new evidence on intra-industry trade (IIT). In particular, we focus on EU trade with Eastern European countries, using trade data at the harmonised commodity description and coding system (HS) eight-digit product level for the period 1988-2010. Our findings include Eastern European countries' rise up the quality ladder, and by contrast, the substantially lower prices of China's exports to EU countries vis-à-vis China's imports from them. The contrast between EU trade with Eastern European countries and with China is present even in recent years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1138
Number of pages13
JournalWorld Economy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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