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Vietman’s Export to the EU: An Overview and Assessment using the Constant Market Share based Approach

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In order to deepen the understanding of Vietnam’s export to the EU market, this paper uses the constant market share (CMS) approach to investigate the influence of separate crucial factors determining Vietnam’s export performance. The major data source is the COMTRADE database, from which import data of reporting countries during the period 1997–2004 are compiled at 2-digit SITC product categories and grouped for 8 major trading partners. Our empirical findings suggest that Vietnam’s strong export performance is attributed to a favourable world trade effect and a positive competitiveness residual. However, the negative contribution of commodity composition and market distribution effects reveals that there is an ample scope for improving its trade pattern through product and market diversification.

This research paper has benefited from the European Commission’s financial support along the EU-Vietnam Small Projects Facility in Economic Cooperation. It is part of the study “Vietnam’s export to the EU: market access and facilitation” implemented by the Department for Trade Policy and International Economic Integration Studies of the CIEM (Ministry for Planning and Investment, Vietnam).

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Tran, T.AD., Vo, T.T., Dinh, H.M., Nguyen, A.D., Pham, T.H., Trinh, Q.L. (2009). Vietman’s Export to the EU: An Overview and Assessment using the Constant Market Share based Approach. In: Tondl, G. (eds) The EU and Emerging Markets. Schriftenreihe der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Europaforschung (ECSA Austria) / European Community Studies Association of Austria Publication Series, vol 12. Springer, Vienna. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-92662-8_11

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