Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics

A RCA Analysis of China's Competitive Advantage to Export Textile and Apparel to Australia

Authors
Chunying Cui, Shaoshao Chen
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Chunying Cui
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Apparel trade, Free Trade Agreement, trade relationship
Abstract
The textile and apparel (TA) trade between China and Australia was investigated by calculating trade indices, based on an overview of status quo. The paper used Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) method to analyze TA trade advantage between China and Australia. Then, factors that affect China's TA exports to Australia were analyzed in terms of demand effect, structural effect, and competitiveness effect. The results show that the concentration of Australia's TA imports from China was high, due to the low competitiveness of its TA goods. Thus Australia's demand matches China's exports well. An empirical analysis suggests that signing a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will increase China's TA exports to Australia, boost China's domestic production and promote employment.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-275-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.21How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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