DP4259 The Geography of UK International Trade
|Author(s):||Henry G Overman, L. Alan Winters|
|Publication Date:||February 2004|
|Keyword(s):||economic geography, eec, uk trade|
|JEL(s):||F14, F15, R12|
|Programme Areas:||International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4259|
This Paper examines how the geography of UK international trade has changed since the UK?s accession to the European Economic Community using a newly constructed dataset that gives a detailed breakdown of the UK?s imports and exports by both port of entry and exit, and commodity. Our results suggest that between 1970 and 1992 overall imports and exports re-orientated in favour of ports located nearer to the continent. The vast majority of individual commodities also saw a similar re-orientation.