Looking for the sectoral interdependence: evidence from the Visegrad countries and China

Ewa Cieślik


This article presents the Visegrad Group (V4) member countries with special focus on the role of these countries in international trade relations with China, especially global value chains (GVCs) in terms of selected sectors. We have chosen five sectors: manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers; manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products; mining and quarrying; basic metals and fabricated metal products; and manufacture of electrical equipment. The goal of this paper is to analyse the role of China in the V4 states’ gross exports and vice versa in selected sectors. We verified two hypotheses: (1) the V4 countries have deteriorated their positions in GVCs in relation to China in selected sectors recently; (2) the V4 states have become more dependent on Chinese value added embodied in their gross exports of selected sectors, but the opposite trend has not been observed. To achieve the aim of this study we investigated on the sectoral links between China and the V4 countries.
Author Ewa Cieślik (WGM / KMSG)
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- Department of International Economics
Journal seriesQuality and Quantity, [Quality and Quantity], ISSN 0033-5177, e-ISSN 1573-7845, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.05
Keywords in PolishV4, GVCs, powiązania produkcyjne
Keywords in EnglishGlobal value chains V4 China Sectoral production linkages
ASJC Classification3300 General Social Sciences; 2613 Statistics and Probability
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11135-019-00854-0
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 15-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.886; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.072 (2) - 2017=1.154 (5)
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