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1 Trade in Intermediate Goods and Services Rainer Lanz, Sébastien Miroudot, Alexandros Ragoussis Trade Policy Linkages and Services Division OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate WPTGS, 18 November 2009

2 OECD Trade & Agriculture 2 Vertical Trade, Trade Costs and FDI (TAD/TC/WP(2008)23/FINAL) Trade in Intermediate Goods and Services (TAD/TC/WP(2009)1/FINAL) Next year: –Intra-firm trade and investment –Trade in tasks Next Programme of Work and Budget ( ): analysis of trade flows in value-added? Trade and activities of multinational enterprises: Programme of work of the OECD Trade Committee

3 OECD Trade & Agriculture 3 Objectives of the study: –To assess trade flows of intermediate goods and services among OECD countries and with their main trade partners –To analyse the determinants of trade in intermediate inputs –To look at the relationship between productivity and trade in intermediates at the industry level Trade in intermediate goods and services

4 OECD Trade & Agriculture 4 OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (ITCS) database UN Broad Economic Categories (BEC) classification –Based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC Rev. 3) Grouping of commodities according to main end use: –capital goods –intermediate goods –consumption goods –not classified (motor spirit, passenger motor cars, goods n.e.s.) Intermediate goods in trade data

5 OECD Trade & Agriculture 5 I-O tables present in matrix format the supply side and the demand side of an economy OECD I-O database 2009 edition – 39 countries, 48 industries (aggregated to 29) –Year coverage: 1995, 2000 and 2005 (ideally) Identification of both the industry of origin and using industry 1.Allows distributing bilateral trade over using industries k 2.Estimation of bilateral imports of intermediate services Input-Output (I-O) Tables

6 OECD Trade & Agriculture 6 m ijpt – bilateral imports of inputs p ( BEC trade data) α ipkt - share of imported inputs p used by industry k ( I-O tables) Five dimensions: importer i, exporter j, industry of origin p, using industry k and year t Combining trade data with I-O tables Imports of intermediate inputs p from country j by industry k in country i:

7 OECD Trade & Agriculture 7 Share of intermediate to total trade 1.Intermediate goods and services dominate trade flows 2.Share in total trade has remained fairly constant over time

8 OECD Trade & Agriculture 8 Intra- and inter-regional imports of intermediate goods (Billion USD, 2006)

9 OECD Trade & Agriculture 9 Share of regions in world intermediate goods imports (2006)

10 OECD Trade & Agriculture 10 In comparison to imports for final consumption, imports of intermediates are –more sensitive to trade costs –less attracted by bilateral market size The activity of multinational enterprises impacts positively imports of intermediate inputs Econometric analysis Gravity regressions Production function regressions A higher use of foreign inputs increases the productivity of domestic industries

11 OECD Trade & Agriculture 11 Trade in intermediates is more sensitive to trade barriers. –Policies aiming at fully benefiting from international production networks should reach a higher degree of trade liberalisation. But tariff escalation should be avoided. Trade in intermediates has an important regional dimension. Trade in intermediates depends less on the size of the market and on the "home bias" of consumers. –This represents a chance for emerging economies and small economies that can specialise in the production of inputs. Main policy conclusions of the analysis

12 OECD Trade & Agriculture 12 Thank you for your attention!


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