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dc.contributorEl Awar, Farajen_US
dc.contributorBen-Salah, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Faraj El Awar, Mohamed Ben-Salah, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (21/3/2018). Dates trade in GCC Countries Competitivity and Complementarity. Beirut, Lebanon.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the GCC countries, date-palm sector is strategically important for the economic, social and environmental development. Therefore, markets globalization has had a huge impact on the comparative advantages of date exports from the GCC countries, highlighting a new range of necessary determinants for competitiveness of these countries on the international market of date. It aims to provide updated estimates of competitiveness indicators of the GCC countries on the international market of dates palm. After summary description concerning date’s production and consumption trends and patterns of the different GCC countries, this paper presents the date trade matrix (destinations of exports and imports) of the considered countries. In a second part of this section, a set of competitiveness indicators were calculated to better reflect on the date trade balances performances of each of the GCC countries. The measures of competitiveness conducted in this paper include: i) the Market Share (MS); ii) the Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA); and iii) the Trade Balance Index (TBI). The MS indicator was used to identify size advantages and the degree of specialization of a given country on the international market of a given commodity. The RCA has been defined as a measure of performance of international trade competitiveness of a given country for a given commodity. And finally, the TBI is used to analyze whether a country has specialization in export (as net-exporter) or in import (as net-importer) for a specific group of products. The sum of market shares of the 6 GCC countries is about 30% (2015). GCC countries market are progressing quite positively with increasing shares from one year to another. The highest RCA value was recorded for Saudi Arabia (about 43.5 in 2013). TBI results show the existence of structural differences between Saudi Arabia and UAE in terms of dates export and import patterns. These two countries are both the main players in date export in the GCC area. TBI of UAE is much lower than of Saudi Arabia, showing that UAE is also importing a higher proportion of its exported dates compared to Saudi Arabia. The date trade patterns among the GCC countries shows that there is a wide scope of coordination between the different trade strategies of these countries, through specialization and division of tasks. This can generate important opportunities for gaining more weight on the world market of dates.en_US
dc.subjectgulf cooperation council (gcc)en_US
dc.subjectcompetitive advantagesen_US
dc.subjectcompetitiveness indicesen_US
dc.subjectmarket shareen_US
dc.subjectrevealed comparative advantageen_US
dc.subjecttrade balance indexen_US
dc.subjectdates marketingen_US
dc.titleDates trade in GCC Countries Competitivity and Complementarityen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idBen-Salah, Mohamed: 0000-0003-1706-7351en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Climate Change and Environment (Ministry of Environment and Water) - MoCC&E (MoEW)en_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Environment, Water and Agriculture - MoEWAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Municipality and Environment - MoMEen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman - MAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerPublic Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources - PAAFRen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning - Kingdom of Bahrainen_US
cg.contributor.funderThe cooperation council for the arab states of the gulf (Gulf Cooperation Council) - GCCen_US
cg.contributor.projectDate Palm Projecten_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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