DP9421 Supply-chain trade: A portrait of global patterns and several testable hypotheses
|Author(s):||Richard Baldwin, Javier Lopez-Gonzalez|
|Publication Date:||April 2013|
|Keyword(s):||China trade, fragmentation, intermediate goods trade, offshoring, second unbundling, supply-chain trade|
|JEL(s):||C67, F15, F23|
|Programme Areas:||International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=9421|
The trade linked to international production networks ? supply-chain trade for short ? is associated with momentous global economic changes. This paper presents a portrait of the global pattern of supply-chain trade and how it has evolved since 1995. The paper draws on a variety of data sources but most heavily on the recent World Input-Output Database. China?s supply-chain trade receives special attention.