The impact of manufacturing activities in the trading
Aadil Nakhoda and Farooq Pasha
partner on imports into Pakistan
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.>> Full Article