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The Study on Pattern of International Tr ade Geogr aphy

  • 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing 100101, China|
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

Received date: 2006-05-01

  Revised date: 2006-08-01

  Online published: 2006-09-25


This study reviews the related researches about the international trade flow and globalization. With the main merchandise trade data of one hundred and three countries in year 2002, the paper researches on global and regional patterns of international trade flow and clusters with principal components analysis and primary export destiny analysis. In addition, the hierarchy of multi- layers, including core nations and trade clusters, is specially pointed out. The first - class cores are United States and Europe Union; the second - class cores are China and Japan; and the third - class cores include Russian, Korea, India, Brazil, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. The compositions of trade clusters represent the effects of several factors, such as geography, culture, economy and politics. The trade system of China Bloc is a classical system of double stars with two cores: China mainland and China Hongkong. China Hongkong plays a quite important transfer role in the trade network of China. China Taiwan area doesn't have a corresponding important status with its competitive economic capability. And a few predictions are also given on the trend of world merchandise trade system.

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YU Liang,JIN Fengjun,WANG Chengjin . The Study on Pattern of International Tr ade Geogr aphy[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2006 , 25(5) : 112 -119 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2006.05.024


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