Grab a copy of the March 2015 issue of RCI Chat! RCI Chat tracks regional cooperation and integration news in Asia focusing on cross-border infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods
S. Hamanaka argues that the formation of regional integration frameworks can be seen as the dominant state's attempt to create a preferred regional framework in which it can exercise exclusive influence. Read more.
International Monetary Fund Direction of Trade Statistics CD-Rom and CEIC database.
Asia includes the 48 regional member countries of ADB. Developing Asia refers to Asia excluding Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Intra-regional trade share is the percentage of intra-regional trade to total trade of the region, calculated using trade data. A higher share indicates a higher degree of dependency on regional trade.
Intra-regional trade intensity index is the ratio of intra-regional trade share to the share of world trade with the region, calculated using trade data. An index of more than one indicates that trade flow within the region is larger than expected given the region's importance in world trade.