The Geography of UK International Trade

26 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2004

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Henry G. Overman

London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

L. Alan Winters

University of Sussex; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: February 2004

Abstract

This Paper examines how the geography of UK international trade has changed since the UK's accession to the European Economic Community using a newly constructed dataset that gives a detailed breakdown of the UK's imports and exports by both port of entry and exit, and commodity. Our results suggest that between 1970 and 1992 overall imports and exports re-orientated in favour of ports located nearer to the continent. The vast majority of individual commodities also saw a similar re-orientation.

Keywords: UK trade, EEC, economic geography

JEL Classification: F14, F15, R12

Suggested Citation

Overman, Henry G. and Winters, L. Alan Alan, The Geography of UK International Trade (February 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=510343

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