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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: A-3-1
Trade In Value-added Analysis: An Extension to Developing Economies (II)

Outline

The “trade in value-added” approach enables us to redefine the relationship among the countries of origin and destinations in international trade. In contrast to the orthodox concept of trade balances based on foreign trade statistics, it focuses on the value-added contents of traded goods and considers the countries’ contributions to value-added generation at each stage in the production process of a given commodity.
This research project addresses the important issue of measuring international trade in the face of growing global manufacturing by proposing a new method and showing the analytical results of estimating the value-added of international supply chains.

Period

April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] INOMATA Satoshi
[ Co-researchers ] MENG Bo
KUROIWA Ikuo
HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro
SHIBATA Tsubasa
ESCAITH Hubert (Chief Statistician, World Trade Organization (WTO))
ZHANG Yaxiong (State Information Centre, China)

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