Comparative advantages in Russia's bilateral merchandise trade with South Africa

Zoia Podoba, Maria Smirnova

Результат исследований: Публикации в книгах, отчётах, сборниках, трудах конференцийстатья в сборнике материалов конференциинаучнаярецензирование


Russia and South Africa are important regional powers and members of BRICS and G-20. Collaboration between the two countries contributes to the creation of the multipolar world order and strengthens Russia’s position in global governance. However, Russia’s trade partnership with South Africa is far below its potential. South Africa accounted for only 0.07% of Russia's total exports in 2016. The paper provides a brief overview of Russia and South Africa’s trade from 2001 to 2016. Using bilateral trade data for commodity groups at the level of two digits of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, this study examines the main patterns of comparative advantage in Russia's trade with South Africa in the early 21st century. Comparative analysis of Russia’s export specialization with the main partners in terms of trade turnover indicates, that Russia has more diverse comparative advantages in trade with South Africa (17 product groups), than with European partners, such as Germany (9 product groups) and Netherlands (8 groups). The study’s results suggest that an increase in trade flows is considered as one of the most important areas of Russian export diversification and strengthening cooperation between Russia and South Africa.
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Название основной публикацииProceedings of the Third International Economic Symposium (IES 2018)
РедакторыVictor Titov
ИздательAtlantis Press
ISBN (печатное издание)9789462528475
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2019
СобытиеThird International Economic Symposium (IES 2018) - СПбГУ, Сантк-Петербург, Российская Федерация
Продолжительность: 19 апр 201821 апр 2018

Серия публикаций

НазваниеAdvances in Economics, Business and Management Research
ISSN (печатное издание)2352-5428


КонференцияThird International Economic Symposium (IES 2018)
СтранаРоссийская Федерация
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Podoba, Z., & Smirnova , M. (2019). Comparative advantages in Russia's bilateral merchandise trade with South Africa. В V. Titov (Ред.), Proceedings of the Third International Economic Symposium (IES 2018) (стр. 479-488). (Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research; Том 104). Atlantis Press.