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Research article2007Peer reviewed

Are the Mediteranean countries competitive in fruit and vegetable exports?

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

Abstract

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

Keywords

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

Published in

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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    • UKÄ Subject classification

      Economics

      Publication identifier

      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16507540701597162

      Permanent link to this page (URI)

      https://res.slu.se/id/publ/15807