Title: Factors that influence the exports of Pakistan

Authors: Saqib Gulzar, Xiaofeng Hui

Addresses: Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Campus, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt, Pakistan. ' School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, PR China

Abstract: The exports of Pakistan have fluctuated very wildly for several decades. This paper aims to find out what the factors that influence the exports of Pakistan are. With the help of the latest econometric techniques and regression models, we find that the agriculture growth rate, the commodities producing the sector growth rate, domestic saving, inflation, the manufacturing sector growth rate, the Gross National Product (GNP) per capita, the total consumption and school enrolment are the main factors that influence the exports of Pakistan during the observed period of 1972-2005.

Keywords: commodities; sector growth rate; domestic savings; gross national product; GNP; per capita; school enrolment; Pakistan; exports; agriculture growth; inflation; manufacturing growth; total consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2009.025930

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2009 Vol.6 No.4, pp.333 - 343

Published online: 25 May 2009 *

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