Title: Measuring trade specialisation of Slovakia on extra EU market

Authors: Renáta Pitoňáková

Addresses: Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Abstract: The paper copes with trade specialisation of Slovakia on extra EU market. Revealed comparative advantages (RCA) were identified for good categories in 2009, 2013 and 2017. The results indicate stability of trade pattern and increase in the level of specialisation between 2013-2017. The machinery and transport equipment sector was identified as the most competitive. The outcomes show prerequisites of Slovakia for maintaining its comparative advantages in automobile manufacture but at the same time reveal a need to diversify existing export structure.

Keywords: export; comparative advantages; SITC; specialisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2020.10021943

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2020 Vol.13 No.1, pp.3 - 10

Received: 02 Feb 2019
Accepted: 23 Apr 2019

Published online: 01 Feb 2020 *

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