POTENTIALS OF EGYPT AGRICULTURAL BILATERAL TRADE WITH THE ARAB COUNTRIES: GRAVITY MODEL EVIDENCE

The paper aims at evaluating the determinants of agricultural bilateral trade flows of Egypt with the Arab countries. A gravity model has been used in addition to some other indicators such as relative importance of intra-trade, tendency to export and import, and degree of openness. Two models have been estimated; one is for the Egyptian agricultural exports and the other is for the imports. The biggest Arab partners who represent the majority of the Egyptian bilateral trade are; KSA, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Jordan, UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Iraq. The main features of the gravity model have been introduced well. The gross domestic product has a positive impact on both agricultural exports and imports, and the distance between Egypt and the target countries has a negative impact. Both factors are statistically significant. It's recommended that Egypt encourage foreign investment within the agriculture sector and maintain the road transportation with Arab countries.


Issue Date:
2014-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 2147-8988 (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/163715
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/163715
Published in:
International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Volume 02, Number 1
Page range:
133-144
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
Vol 2
No 1




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