A1 - Angela Cheptea
A1 - Charlotte Emlinger
A1 - Lionel Fontagné
A1 - Gianluca Orefice
A1 - Olga Pindyuk
A1 - Robert Stehrer
TI - The Development of EU and EU Member States’ External Competitiveness
IS - 2014-06
T3 - Working Papers
KW - Competitiveness
KW - trade in value added
N2 - We revisit competitiveness issues using recent data and show that the global financial crisis has taken a toll on European producers that before 2007 were maintaining their market positions. The EU competitiveness in goods has recently deteriorated, even in the upper and high-tech segments of the world market. The decline recorded by European exporters is attributable purely to performance and not to adverse orientation of their exports. However, European exports are predominantly "Made in Europe" and include an increasing share of services. The within Europe advantages in manufacturing seem to have been exhausted and further gains imply moves outside the EU with an enhanced focus on the competitiveness in services as an important determinant of future European industry.
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