Asia Regional Integration Center
Tracking Asian Integration
Intermediate goods dominate intraregional trade in developing Asia
The increase in intraregional trade largely derives from intermediate goods—which have accounted for about 70% of intraregional exports over the past decade. Intraregional exports of final goods have increased, albeit only slightly, reaching nearly 13% in 2010 from around 10% in 2000. However, none of the subregions exceeds 5%, suggesting that most of the final goods trade is between subregions. Final goods exports across subregions has increased markedly in recent years, with the boost much more pronounced in the Pacific, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
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