Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129847
Authors: 
Soós, Károly Attila
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2015/47
Abstract (Translated): 
Statistical data display a high level of sectorial and geographical concentration in the exports of three Central European new member states of the European Union: the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. All the three export huge quantities of the products of certain sectors of engineering industries, and the main destination of their exports are the partner countries in the European Union. In this article, we discuss these issues in a comparative perspective, including into the analysis some other Central-Eastern European (CEE) new EU member states and also some other (non-CEE) EU member states. With more thorough examination we find that both kinds of concentration (which are also interrelated) are at lower levels than it appears in foreign trade statistics, and still rather high in international comparison. Concentration has both positive and negative (dangerous) sides.
Subjects: 
external trade
international value chains
clustering
industrial structure
European Union
Central-Eastern Eutope
Hungary
Czech Republic
Slovakia
mechanical engineering
automotive industry
JEL: 
F13
F15
F23
F43
H25
J24
ISBN: 
978-615-5594-12-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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