unctad.org | South–South Trade Monitor No. 2 now available
South–South Trade Monitor No. 2 now available
11 julio 2013

UNCTAD South–South Trade Monitor No. 2 reports on general trends with regard to the magnitude and dynamics of South–South exports, and their sectoral composition. South–South merchandise exports in 2011 reached US$4 trillion, or a quarter of the world’s exports. In the past two decades, all developing regions have significantly increased their exports to the South. ​

Manufactures have always featured prominently in South-South exports, however the contents of exported manufactures have shifted from low-skill to higher-skill products, particularly over the last decade.

The Monitor also focuses on how much of intraregional trade is of an intra-industry nature within South-South regional trade agreements (RTAs). Intra-industry trade can be used as a proxy to measure the degree of economic integration within a region.

The South-South RTAs studied - ASEAN, Mercosur, and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - show different degrees of intra-industry trade within each region. In all of these RTAs, however, a disaggregated view reveals that increases in intra-industry trade are still very much a phenomenon limited to trade between the more developed members of a given RTA.

In ASEAN, the increase in intra-industry trade was particularly clear in the manufacturing sector and was very much linked to the evolving regional production-sharing schemes. Mercosur revealed the highest degree of intra-industry trade among all three RTAs, but it was a phenomenon specific to the bilateral trade between Argentina and Brazil. In SAARC, some degree of intra-industry trade was detected in trade between Bangladesh and India, but at a relatively low level and only in some sectors, such as textiles and clothing.



There are no items to show.


 Meetings and Events




There are no items to show.

Tab Control


Espere, por favor ....