ZUR WETTBEWERBSFAHIGKEIT DER WEISSSRUSSISCHEN MILCHWIRTSCHAFT: EINE ANWENDUNG DES PORTERSCHEN DIAMANTEN

This Discussion Paper provides an analysis of competitiveness of the Belarus’ dairy sector based on international trade indicators. The ex-post analysis is extended by an ex-ante analysis in order to gain detailed insights into the sector’s future opportunities and challenges. Systematic access is established through relevant determinants with respect to Porter’s diamond. Ex-post analysis results indicate a strong position of Belarus in the international dairy trade although limited to homogenous products like milk powder and evaporated milk. Competitive disadvantages were revealed for highly processed dairy products. The ex-ante analysis through Porter’s diamond model reveals the necessary prerequisites for potentially successful future developments in the dairy chain. Natural conditions, infrastructure and supporting industries, even though amendable, affect competitiveness positively. Competitive disadvantages result from a low demand for vertically and horizontally differentiated products, weak factor conditions with regard to capital and labour input, and inappropriate policy. These determinants need to be improved urgently otherwise Belarus may forgo its present relatively good position in international dairy markets.


Variant title:
To the competitive capability of the Belarusian milk industry: An application of Porters Diamond
Editor(s):
Balmann, Alfons
Buchenrieder, Gertrud
Glauben, Thomas
Issue Date:
2010-07-14T10:51:24Z
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1438-2172 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/91962
Page range:
9-33
Total Pages:
44
JEL Codes:
P23; P45; Q17
Series Statement:
IAMO Discussion Papers
99




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