EU ACCESSION IMPACTS ON THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES IN AGRICULTURAL TRADE: ROMANIA’S CASE

The research aims at evaluating the accession impacts on Romania’s agriculture by analysing the comparative advantages in trade relations with EU. The method used the calculation of the trade specialization degree index constructed from the original Lafay index and adapted on the agricultural sector. While providing a rank of products by their level of specialization on the international market, the research results indicate a decrease of the specialization level and a loss in the trade diversification of the Romanian products. The assessments reveal that certain products previously expressing an export potential, have suffered in the post-accession period an important decline in their commercial specialization: such is the case of live animals and animal products, which, although still have positive trade balance, the net export amounts registered significant declines. The results identified similar loss for oilseeds, milk and dairy products.


Editor(s):
Cvijanovic, Drago
Issue Date:
2013-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0352-3462 UDC 338.43:63 CIP 33:63(497.11) COBISS.SR-ID 27671 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/143170
Published in:
Volume 59, Number 4
Economics of Agriculture
Page range:
747-752
Total Pages:
6
JEL Codes:
Q17; F14; F15
Note:
Review Article
Series Statement:
Economics of Agriculture 4/2012
UDC: 339.13:631(498):EU




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