The impact of manufacturing activities in the trading
partner on imports into Pakistan

Aadil Nakhoda and Farooq Pasha

First published: 26 February 2018


Econometric analysis performed for this paper suggests that Pakistan is likely to import more from trading partners that have a larger manufacturing sector relative to their GDP for the majority of product categories. The impact is stronger for processed products. This implies a higher risk of import dependency and associated competitive pressure from imports on manufacturing activities within Pakistan.

Keywords: International trade, Manufacturing, Industrial economics, Production.

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