Japanese and U.S. Trade with China: A Comparative Analysis
Review of Development Economics, January 31, 1998
Posted: 1 May 1998
This paper provides a simple comparative analysis of Japanese and U.S. trade with China. In recent years, Japanese exports to China had been growing faster than U.S. exports, but Japanese imports from China had been growing more slowly. A large amount of U.S. and Japanese exports were first shipped to Hong Kong, and then re-exported to China. In 1994, Japan's largest export item to China was general machinery, while U.S. largest export item to China was transportation equipment. According to our constructed rivalry index, competition in 1994 between U.S. and Japanese firms was most intense in the chemical goods sector.
JEL Classification: F1, O5
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