An Analysis of Trade Performance of the Australian Passenger Motor Vehicle Industry: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants

L Bopage, Kishor Sharma

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Abstract

This article presents an empirical analysis of the trends, patterns, and determinants of the Australian passenger motor vehicle industry trade in the context of policy liberalization. Although export orientation and import penetration ratios have shown rising trends, especially since the early 1990s, faster growth in import penetration has led to a surge in the industry’s trade deficit. Econometric results appear to suggest that tariff protection, export incentives, and government assistance have made the industry less competitive, in domestic and world markets. These findings indicate that further liberalization may help improve the Australian passenger motor vehicle industry’s trade performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Asia-Pacific Business
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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