Impact of EEC enlargement on Ireland trade in manufactured goods
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Patrick J. Gormley, 'Impact of EEC enlargement on Ireland trade in manufactured goods', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.17, No. 1, October, 1985, 1985, pp1-10
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The study examines the likely impact on Ireland's trade in manufactures of the accessions of Greece, Portugal and Spain to the EECSITC3-digit trade data (for 1978-1983) for manufactures are used to compute two indices: trade conformity and export similarity. The indices reveal that Spain, independently of its relatively larger size, is likely to be more important than either Greece or Portugal both as a trading partner for Ireland, and as a competitor to Ireland in exporting to the rest of the EEC . The study also identities the commodity groups likely to account for increased trade possibilities for Ireland, and for increased competition for Ireland.
Author: Gormley, Patrick J.
Publisher:Economic and Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Economic and Social Review
Vol.17, No. 1, October, 1985
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