Evaluation of Trends in Foreign Trade Development in the Post-Communist Countries of Europe in the Years 2000–2012 Following their Accession to the EU

Ewa Cieślik , Stefania Środa-Murawska , Jadwiga Biegańska


This paper seeks to analyse directions in foreign trade in the post-communist countries of Europe over the years 2000–2012 in the context of changes observed in other EU states. It was assumed that changes in the directions of foreign trade in post-communist states would be similar to those noted in Western Europe. On the basis of data derived from the OECD, EUROSTAT and OECD-WTO we show that the trading rules used by the old EU-15 adopted by those countries have brought them measurable benefits. As a result, the post-communist economies have become similar to those of the EU-15. Considering the structure of their trade and links with the EU-15, it is apparent that they have become the main trading and investment partners for the European Union. Hence, their integration with the EU structures made their development faster, but also made them more sensitive to industrial and demand shocks coming from the eurozone. It is predicted that the present model is not going to change, especially in the context of the participation in production networks.
Author Ewa Cieślik (WGM / KMSG)
Ewa Cieślik,,
- Department of International Economics
, Stefania Środa-Murawska - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Stefania Środa-Murawska,,
, Jadwiga Biegańska - Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, MNiSW [80]
Jadwiga Biegańska,,
Journal seriesQuaestiones Geographicae, ISSN 0137-477X, (B 9 pkt)
Issue year2016
No35 (4)
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishCentral and Eastern Europe, EU, foreign trade, post-communist countries, intra-regional trade, trade links
ASJC Classification1900 General Earth and Planetary Sciences
URL https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/quageo.2016.35.issue-4/quageo-2016-0033/quageo-2016-0033.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)9
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ScoreMinisterial score = 9.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 9.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.456
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