oa Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences - The competitiveness of Zimbabwe's exports to South Africa during the recovery period 2009 to 2011
|Article Title||The competitiveness of Zimbabwe's exports to South Africa during the recovery period 2009 to 2011|
|© Publisher:||University of Johannesburg|
|Journal||Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 Midlands State University, Zimbabwe|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
|Pages||645 - 660|
|Keyword(s)||Comparative advantage, Effective exchange rates, Export competitiveness, Revealed comparative advantage and Revealed symmetric comparative advantage|
This article analyses the competitiveness of Zimbabwe's exports in the South African market under the multiple currency system from 2009 to 2011. Using real exchange rate analysis and the Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage index (RSCA), the article confirms that Zimbabwean products have lost competitiveness in South Africa, with comparative advantage only remaining in a narrow range of primary products. Based on the results, we recommend that deliberate policies be instituted to diversify and enhance the competitiveness of Zimbabwe's exports.
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