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Research article2007Peer reviewed

Are the Mediteranean countries competitive in fruit and vegetable exports?

Nilsson, Fredrik; Lindberg, Emma; Surry, Yves Rene


For many of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, fruit and vegetables are very important products. In light of the increasing trade liberalization and thus increasing competition between countries, this paper aims to investigate the competitiveness of ten Mediterranean countries with respect to fresh fruit and vegetables. The analysis rests on two foundations. First, a set of indicators are calculated to give a general impression of trends and potentials. Second, a constant market share analysis is performed where the countries' competitiveness in world trade is investigated. The results show that the competitiveness of the investigated countries has deteriorated over the period


constant market share; fruit; revealed comparative advantage; trade performance; vegetables

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Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica, Section C - Food Economics
2007, Volume: 4, number: 4, pages: 203-216 Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

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