Perspectives of Serbia's International Trade after 2020

Stanojević, Nataša and Kotlica, Slobodan (2020) Perspectives of Serbia's International Trade after 2020. In: Contemporary Issues in Economics, Business and Management (EBM 2020). Faculty of Economics, Kragujevac, pp. 195-205. ISBN 978-86-6091-116-4

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This paper analyzes the key trends in the global economy: decline in international trade, rising protectionism and shortening of global production chains. The specific aim is to investigate the impact of these current trends on Serbian foreign trade. The proposed hypotheses are 1) Decline in the volume of Serbian foreign trade can be expected to be sharper than global indicators and 2) The reduced volume of trade both in Serbia and globally will tend to continue for many years to come. Using statistical analysis for different types of data, linear regression and case study, the research has confirmed the first hypothesis. By applying linear regression, a high correlation between the foreign trade of Serbia and the world of over 90% was determined. The obtained coefficients were applied to the WTO projections for global trade in 2020 and 2021. It was found that the expected decline in Serbia's foreign trade is almost twice the world average. The second hypothesis proposing that trade performance shall remain at a lower level in the long term in the future is not quantitatively provable. It is indicated by the analysis of the economic causes of the main global trends, which have proven to be structural to the greatest extent.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: international trade, global value chains, foreign value added, Serbia
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2021 11:29
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 11:29

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