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UK trading patterns within and between regions in the automotive sector—A network analysis

Smith, Matthew; Sarabi, Yasaman


Matthew Smith

Yasaman Sarabi


This study provides an analysis of the UK's role in the automotive sector, focusing on the trading relationship of the UK within and between regions. It additionally provides an examination of the countries that hold equivalent trading positions to the UK in various segments of the automotive sector. The results indicate a high level of integration with Europe & Central Asia; outside the region, there appears to be a trend towards sourcing inputs from East Asia & Pacific, along with the Middle East & North Africa acting as an export destination. The equivalence analysis results provide a set of nations that could reposition themselves to gain from the UK's departure from the European Union. Amongst them are traditional key European players in the sector, along with Eastern European nations, which have been developing key strengths within the sector in recent years.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 29, 2020
Online Publication Date Aug 9, 2020
Publication Date 2021-02
Deposit Date Dec 14, 2020
Journal The World Economy
Print ISSN 0378-5920
Electronic ISSN 1467-9701
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 44
Issue 2
Pages 510-529
Keywords fragmentation of production, network analysis, regionalisation
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