Article

Agri-Food Export Competitiveness in European Union Countries (2015)

in: Journal of Common Market Studies, Volume 53, Issue 3

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Abstract

This article investigates the competitiveness of agri-food exports of the European Union (EU-27) countries on global markets, using the revealed comparative advantage (B) index over the years 2000-11. Panel unit root tests, mobility index and the Kaplan-Meier survival rates of the B index are used. The majority of agri-food products in the EU-27 countries show a comparative disadvantage on global markets. The B indices of the EU-27 countries tend to convergence. Most of the old EU-15 Member States experienced a greater number of agri-food products having a longer duration of revealed comparative advantages than have most of the new EU-12 Member States. Among the most successful Member States in agri-food export competitiveness on global markets are the Netherlands, France and Spain. Adapted from the source document.

Keywords

Agribusiness, Comparative Advantage, Competition, European Union, France, Indexes, Markets, Mobility, Spain

Languages

English

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing, Oxford UK

ISSN

0021-9886

Pages

476-492

DOI

10.1111/jcms.12215

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