A1 - Antonia Lopez-Villavicencio
A1 - Valérie Mignon
TI - Exchange rate pass-through to import prices: Accounting for changes in the Eurozone trade structure
IS - 2019-08
T3 - Working Papers
KW - Exchange Rate Pass-through
KW - Import Prices
KW - China
KW - Eastern Europe
KW - Eurozone
N2 - This paper assesses whether the emergence of new trading partners (i.e., China and Eastern Europe) as suppliers reduces the exchange rate pass-through (ERPT) in Eurozone countries which differ regarding their external exposure. Using bilateral data on import prices at the two-digit sector level, we find that (i) pass-through is complete in many cases, (ii) ERPT from China is higher than from the United States, and (iii) there is no compelling evidence of a generalized link between ERPT and the increasing integration of some emerging markets in European imports. We also show that the launch of the single currency has not provoked a sufficient change in the part of trade exposed to exchange rate fluctuations and, therefore, has not affected the pass-through. Overall, the trend of liberalization in new players' markets has not altered the competitive environment such as to induce exporters of other countries to absorb exchange rate depreciations.
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