Title: Agricultural exports and potentials of Algeria: an econometric investigation through gravity model

Authors: Mohamed Assad Allah Matallah; Mohamed Amine Benmehaia; Abdelmadjid Benmebarek

Addresses: Department of Rural Economics, Higher National School of Agronomy, Algeria ' Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Biskra, Algeria ' Department of Rural Economics, Higher National School of Agronomy, Algeria

Abstract: This paper investigates Algeria's export flows, with special reference to agricultural exports, through an econometric analysis. Based on the panel data, the gravity model approach has been used to estimate Algeria's exports determinants through annual data covering the period 2001 to 2017 for 98 trading partners. The study also uses measures for export propensities and potentials to examine agricultural exports performances. The main findings indicate that Algerian export sector corroborates the gravity model, importers' GDP and distance are its significant driven factors, the common culture has a significant effect on the agricultural exports sector, and there are more potential to be tapped. Besides, rankings are obtained based on Algerian exports propensities. Some policy recommendations are derived from this study in order to highlight the main considerations to be taken into account to enhance exports sector performance.

Keywords: agricultural exports; gravity model; exports potential; panel regression; Algeria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2021.114949

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2021 Vol.14 No.3, pp.319 - 335

Received: 18 Jun 2019
Accepted: 07 Apr 2020

Published online: 10 Feb 2021 *

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