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FY 2008/2009 Research Topic: 2-02
Compilation and Use of the BRICs International Input-Output Table


In recent years, the newly emerging market economies known as the “BRICs” (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) have been rapidly developing within the world economy. The BRICs, which possess enormous economic potential (due to abundance in natural resources, labor, etc.) have been expanding their external trade and attracting foreign direct investment thanks to changes in their political and economic systems since the 1990s. The emergence of the BRICs has affected the world’s industrial structure and production networks.
There is thus a need to grasp the impact of the BRICs on international industrial structures. An international input-output table that contains the BRICs and other major economic areas (Japan, the U.S., and the E.U.) will enable us to address this problem. For this purpose, this study will compile the 2005 BRICs international input-output table.


Members of the Research Project

SATO Hajime
KUBONIWA Masaaki (Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
OKAMOTO Nobuhiro (Associate Professor, Daito Bunka University)


Information of the Research Project

The recent publications related to the project are as follows:

(Statistical Data)
Transnational Interregional Input-Output Table between China and Japan 2000, Asian International Input-Output Series, No.68, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2007

Asian International Input-Output Table 2000, Statistical Data Series, No.89,90, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2006

Multi-regional Input/Output Model for China 2000, Statistical Data Series, No.86, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2003

(Books and Papers)
• Inomata, S. and H. Kuwamori, Compilation of the International Input-Output Table for the BRICs -A Feasibility Study-, Asian International Input-Output Series, No.71, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2008

• Oosterhaven, J., D. Stelder and S. Inomata, “Evaluation of Non-Survey International IO Construction Methods with the Asian-Pacific Input- Output Table,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.114, July 2007

• Kuwamori, H. and N. Okamoto, “Industrial Networks between China and the Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.110, June 2007

• Meng, B. and C. Qu, “Application of the Input-Output Decomposition Technique to China's Regional Economies,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.102, April 2007

• Meng, B., H. Sato, J. Nakamura, N. Okamoto, H. Kuwamori and S. Inomata, “Interindustrial Structure in the Asia-Pacific Region: Growth and Integration, by Using 2000 AIO Table,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.50, March 2006

• Inomata, S., “Towards the Compilation of a Consistent Asian International I-O Table -The Report of the General Survey on National I-O Tables-,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.30, May 2005

• Meng, B. and A. Ando, “An Economic Derivation on Trade Coefficients under the Framework of Multi-regional I-O Analysis,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.29, May 2005

• Okamoto, N., T. Sano and S. Inomata, “Estimation Technique of International Input-Output Model by Non-survey Method,” IDE Discussion Paper Series, No.28, May 2005