Import content of exports

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Import content of exports is defined as the share of imported inputs in the overall exports of a country, and reflects the extent to which a country is a user of foreign inputs. The measure is also often referred to as the ‘foreign value-added share of gross exports’ and is defined as the foreign value-added in gross exports divided by total gross exports, in percentage. It is considered as a reliable measure of international ‘backward linkages’ in analyses of global value chains. Nowcast data for 2012-14 are estimated by projecting relationships observed in the latest TiVA benchmark year (currently 2011).

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Import content of exports

Import content of exports is defined as the share of imported inputs in the overall exports of a country, and reflects the extent to which a country is a user of foreign inputs. The measure is also often referred to as the ‘foreign value-added share of gross exports’ and is defined as the foreign value-added in gross exports divided by total gross exports, in percentage. It is considered as a reliable measure of international ‘backward linkages’ in analyses of global value chains. Nowcast data for 2012-14 are estimated by projecting relationships observed in the latest TiVA benchmark year (currently 2011).

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