Meat export competitiveness of European Union countries on global markets

  • Štefan Bojnec University of Primorska
  • Imre Fertő Corvinus University of Budapest and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Meat value chain, global trade, revealed comparative export advantage, survival analysis, mobility indices

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to provide insight into the export competitiveness of meat products of the European Union (EU-27) member states on global markets. The revealed comparative advantage index is used to analyze the levels, compositions, and evolutions in patterns of development in the export competitiveness of meat products and their levels of stability at the product level. Except for some niche meat products, a larger number of the EU-27 member states have experienced comparative disadvantages on global markets over the analysed years of 2000 to 2011. The revealed comparative advantages on the global markets are the most robust for Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Cyprus and Hungary. The revealed comparative advantage indices and their survival rates differ across the meat product groups. The heterogeneity in export competitiveness of the EU-27 member states suggests the importance of the differentiation of meat products in competitive export specialization on global markets.

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Published
Oct 8, 2014
How to Cite
Bojnec, Štefan, & Fertő, I. (2014). Meat export competitiveness of European Union countries on global markets. Agricultural and Food Science, 23(3), 194-206. https://doi.org/10.23986/afsci.9373