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Long term evolution of the bilateral Intra Industry Trade between Portugal and Spain, 1988-2011

Carrera Troyano, Miguel and De Diego Álvarez, Dorotea (2013): Long term evolution of the bilateral Intra Industry Trade between Portugal and Spain, 1988-2011.

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Abstract

This paper offers the first results of an ongoing research project on the Intra Industry Trade (IIT) in Spanish trade using microdata from COMEXT database to calculate the levels of IIT in manufactures trade between 1988 and 2011. The analysis offers the figures of the long term evolution of IIT between Portugal and Spain, and also its distribution between horizontal and vertical IIT. Besides, the paper offers the sectorial levels of IIT and presents a shift-share analysis to explain the influence of the different sectors in the evolution of total IIT.

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