Asian Trade Structures and Trade Potential: An Initial Analysis of South and East Asian Trade

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Shiro Patrick Armstrong

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Peter Drysdale

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Kaliappa Kalirajan

Australian National University - Crawford School of Public Policy

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

A frontier of potential trade is constructed for trade flows from a world trade matrix of trade determinants to compare East Asian trade performance with that of South Asia. The results suggest that East Asian trade, led by ASEAN, is outperforming the world while South Asia lags behind significantly. Within East Asia, the transformation of China’s trade performance is remarkable with its accession to the WTO. Australia is efficiently integrated with East Asia and performing close to its trade frontier. There is scope to lift intraregional trade among the East Asian economies but South Asia has even more unrealised potential, including within its own region.

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, Shiro Patrick and Drysdale, Peter and Kalirajan, Kaliappa P., Asian Trade Structures and Trade Potential: An Initial Analysis of South and East Asian Trade (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1767686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1767686

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