How Responsive is Chinese Export Supply to Market Signals?

Posted: 15 Feb 2004

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Valerie Cerra

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Sweta C. Saxena

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Monetary and Economic Department

Abstract

This paper studies the behavior of Chinese exporters from the mid-1980s through 2001. Extensive quarterly data on values and quantities of major export products have been taken from Chinese customs statistics to form a panel data set and aggregate export unit price and volume indices. The data are used to estimate export supply price elasticities, including by industry groups. The overall results indicate an increase in the responsiveness of export supply to market price signals in more recent periods following reforms.

Keywords: China, Trade, Export elasticities, Structural reform

JEL Classification: F14

Suggested Citation

Cerra, Valerie and Saxena, Sweta Chaman, How Responsive is Chinese Export Supply to Market Signals?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=500603

Valerie Cerra

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