What is it about?

The paper documents the evolution of agri-food trade flows originating in the CEE-11 and the shares of these countries in total agri-food exports to the EU and world markets. It also provides insights to the decomposition of the growth of CEE-11 agri-food exports according to the concepts of the intensive margin i.e., the expansion of existing exported products with existing trade partners; and the extensive margins i.e., the expansion of exports due to an increase in the number of exported products with existing and new trade partners.

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Why is it important?

THe CEE agri-food exports increased, both within the EU and globally, in both absolute terms and in terms of relative market share These findings suggest that, although CEE-11 EU Member States have caught up with the old EU-15 Member States to some degree in terms of agri-food exports to EU and world markets; greater product diversification and other innovation activities could further improve their competitiveness on foreign markets.


The paper provides some additional insights for the evolution of CEE agri-food exports

Professor Imre Ferto
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Budapest

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This page is a summary of: Agri‐ food Exports from Central‐ and Eastern‐European Member States of the European Union are Catching Up, EuroChoices, April 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1746-692x.12307.
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