Industrial Networks between China and the Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region
by KUWAMORI Hiroshi and OKAMOTO Nobuhiro
This paper investigates the changes in the structures of industrial networks that have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region in line with the rapid growth of the Chinese economy. Analyses using international input-output tables revealed that during the 1990s, there was a significant increase in the dependence of Asian countries’ manufacturing industries, such as textiles and electronics, on China’s industries, though industries in Japan and the United States remain important as the main suppliers of industries in Asian countries.
Keywords: Iinput-output analysis, backward linkage, industrial network
JEL classification: D57, R15
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