Title: Intra-industry trade in textile industry: the case of India

Authors: Priyanka Singh Bhadouria; N.M.P. Verma

Addresses: Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow 226025, India ' Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow 226025, India

Abstract: Intra-industry trade (IIT) plays a pivotal role in Indian textile industry. It is a new phenomenon. Since 1960, this concept has been used by Pieter Verdoorn and Bela Balassa. The aim of this paper is to measure the level of IIT in Indian textile industry. For this purpose, the Grubel–Lloyd index has been calculated. The analysis is based on annual time series data of export and import. The results reveal that during 1990s, the level of IIT in Indian textile industry was higher, whereas since inception of 21st century it went down. It is due to rise in net export.

Keywords: GL index; Herb Grubel; Peter Lloyd; textile industry; India; net exports; textiles; Pieter Verdoorn; Bela Balassa; annual time series; imports; economics; business research; intra-industry trade.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2012.044253

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2012 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.199 - 212

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Dec 2011 *

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