Title: Intra-industry trade in Romania: analysis of the automobile parts and accessories sector

Authors: Marius-Razvan Surugiu; Camelia Surugiu

Addresses: Institute of National Economy, 13 Calea 13 Septembrie, Sector 5, Bucharest 050711, Romania ' National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism, 17 Apolodor Street, Sector 5, Bucharest 050741, Romania

Abstract: This paper examines the determinants of intra-industry trade (IIT) in the Romanian automobile parts and accessories sector. The trade in this sector between Romania and 12 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Turkey) was examined. These countries were chosen taking into consideration the trade volume with Romania, a pooled ordinary least squares model being created for the period 1995–2008. The results showed a direct influence on IIT from economic dimension, physical endowments and distance. The higher and lower gross domestic product values between Romania and other country have a negative sign, even if, for the second variable, we expected a positive sign.

Keywords: economic dimensions; physical endowments; Romania; automobile parts; automobile accessories; trade determinants; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; France; German; Hungary; Italy; Netherlands; Holland; Poland; Turkey; trade volumes; pooled least squares models; ordinary least squares models; gross domestic product; GDP values; geographic distance; economics; business research; intra-industry trade.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2012.044251

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2012 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.166 - 179

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Dec 2011 *

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