Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations and Innovations in Management (ICTIM 2017)

Kazakhstan's Revealed Comparative Advantages in Agricultural Exports

Authors
Nurdana Zhaishylyk, Fang Sun
Corresponding Author
Nurdana Zhaishylyk
Available Online September 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictim-17.2017.4How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Balassa Index, agricultural products, Kazakhstan, export, WTO membership
Abstract

This paper evaluates the issue of revealed comparative advantages in the case of Kazakhstan's agricultural exports. The aim of this paper is to determine the changing pattern of comparative advantages of Kazakhstan's agricultural sector over period 2006-2016. Kazakhstan is a recent member of WTO. Therefore, as a being current member of WTO, it is necessary to examine the current competitiveness of agriculture exports. In order to assess the export competitiveness, we use the popular Balassa Revealed Comparative Advantages Index. According to our findings, a group of products have comparative advantages including cereals wheat and meslin, barley, wheat and meslin flour as well as cotton, oilseeds and sunflower seeds. Moreover, the regression analysis is used in the paper. The results show that GDP, GDP per capita and arable land have negative effects on the export competitiveness of agricultural products, while agricultural employment, exchange rate and WTO memberships are positively associated with comparative advantages.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations and Innovations in Management (ICTIM 2017)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-405-7
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictim-17.2017.4How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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