Trade Competitiveness of Indian Wheat during Post-Reform PeriodAuthor : Sonu Madan and Rajni Sharma
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 25-32
The present study analyses trade competitiveness of wheat export of India for the time period 1991 to 2016 using Nominal Protection Coefficient (NPC), temporal behaviour of NPC and Constant Market Share Analysis. The results revealed that Indian wheat has not been competitive in a regular manner under both exportable and importable hypothesis. Indian wheat has been found to be competitive under importable and exportable hypothesis during the period 1991-92 to 2000-01 & during 2011-12 to 2015-2016, but not competitive during 2001-02 to 2010-11. Constant Market Share Analysis suggests that export growth of wheat is attributed only to world trade effect or growth in the size of world trade and market distribution effect or concentration of Indian wheat exports in the market, which are relatively growing. So far as, export competitiveness of Indian wheat is concerned, the analysis reveals that there is competitive disadvantage in the wheat exports as compared to rest of world.
Trade Competitiveness, Indian Wheat, Nominal Protection Coefficient, Competitive Advantage
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