Intra-industry trade: an examination of South Africa and the BRICsPosted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 in Featured Publications, Working Papers
Authors: Ron Sandrey and Taku Fundira
Intra-industry trade (IIT) is defined as the simultaneous import and export of goods within the same industry, and the IIT data presented here essentially shows to what extent trade is balanced between South Africa and selected partners in specific lines. The methodology simply compares the differences between imports and exports as a share (or percentage) of total trade in that particular line and then uses the trade weight to aggregate these line-by-line values to a final figure for the bilateral profile. In particular, it seeks to highlight how trade in like products may be evolving between trading partners.
- Download: S12WP042012 Sandrey Fundira IntraIndustry Trade 20120523fin.pdf
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