Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162326
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 369
Abstract: 
This paper uses information on import transactions by German firms from 2009 to 2012 merged with information on characteristics of the importers taken from surveys by the Statistical Offices to document that a large share of importers engage in multiple import sourcing by importing the same good from more than one source country in a year and that a large share of total imports is due to multiple sourcing. It is shown that the probability of multiple import sourcing and the share of imports from multiple sourcing in total imports increase with firm productivity and firm size after controlling for detailed industry affiliation.
Subjects: 
Imports
Multiple import sourcing
Transaction level data
Germany
JEL: 
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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