A RCA Analysis of China's Competitive Advantage to Export Textile and Apparel to Australia
Chunying Cui, Shaoshao Chen
Available Online December 2016.
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- Apparel trade, Free Trade Agreement, trade relationship
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Chunying Cui AU - Shaoshao Chen PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - A RCA Analysis of China's Competitive Advantage to Export Textile and Apparel to Australia BT - 2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics PB - Atlantis Press SP - 91 EP - 94 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.21 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.21 ID - Cui2016/12 ER -