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In: Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 58, no. 7
Štefan Bojnec - Imre Fertő

Structure and Convergence of Agro-Food Trade of Central and Eastern European Countries with the European Union during Pre-Accession

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Year, pages: 2010, 677 - 689
Keywords: trade structure, specialisation pattern, Central and Eastern Europe
Article type: Vedecký článok / Article

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We analyse agro-food trade structures of Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) with the European Union (EU-15) market to identify the specialisation patterns during the pre-accession using different trade indices. The analyses assess whether these patterns in the CEECs agro-food trade structures indicate convergence of the agro-food trade specialisation. We find that CEECs agro-food export has converged towards greater structural similarity with the EU-15 market, but less in high and very high quality differentiated agro-food products. This implies some of the CEECs pre-accession integration difficulties with higher valued agro-food products on the EU-15 market during adjustments and structural changes of CEECs’ agro-food export patterns towards more competitive the EU-15 market.

We analyse agro-food trade structures of Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) with the European Union (EU-15) market to identify the specialisation patterns during the pre-accession using different trade indices. The analyses assess whether these patterns in the CEECs agro-food trade structures indicate convergence of the agro-food trade specialisation. We find that CEECs agro-food export has converged towards greater structural similarity with the EU-15 market, but less in high and very high quality differentiated agro-food products. This implies some of the CEECs pre-accession integration difficulties with higher valued agro-food products on the EU-15 market during adjustments and structural changes of CEECs’ agro-food export patterns towards more competitive the EU-15 market.

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Bojnec, Š., Fertő, I. 2010. Structure and Convergence of Agro-Food Trade of Central and Eastern European Countries with the European Union during Pre-Accession. In Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 58, no.7, pp. 677-689. ISSN 0013-3035.

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Bojnec, Š., Fertő, I. (2010). Structure and Convergence of Agro-Food Trade of Central and Eastern European Countries with the European Union during Pre-Accession. Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, 58(7), 677-689. ISSN 0013-3035.