Product Fragmentation and Trade Patterns in East Asia

  title={Product Fragmentation and Trade Patterns in East Asia},
  author={P. Athukorala},
  journal={Asian Economic Papers},
International product fragmentationthe cross-border dispersion of component production/assembly within vertically integrated production processesis an important feature of the deepening structural interdependence of the world economy. This paper examines the implications of this phenomenon for global and regional trade patterns, with special emphasis on countries in East Asia, using a new data set culled from the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database. It is found that, while… Expand
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