Contents of the volume

2016, Volume 69 - Issue 3

ISSN: 2499-8265
RSS feed citation: at CitEc
Publication date: 01 August 2016

MILITARY SPENDING-HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION NEXUS: A HETEROGENEOUS PANEL DATA APPROACH

Emmanuel Anoruo, Uchenna Akpom

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CAUSALITY BETWEEN OIL PRICE AND SOUTH AFRICA'S FOOD PRICE: TIME VARYING APPROACH

Goodness C. Aye

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LIBERALIZATION OF TRADE WITH THE EFTA COUNTRIES: SOME EVIDENCE FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Safet Kurtovic, Blerim Halili, Nehat Maxhuni, Sead Talovic

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DETERMINANTS OF WESTERN BALKAN EMIGRATION FLOWS: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

Visar Malaj, Stefano De Rubertis

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DETERMINANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA'S EXPORTS OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING PRODUCTS TO SADC: A GRAVITY MODEL APPROACH

Teboho Jeremiah Mosikari, Joel Hinaunye Eita

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Economia Internazionale / International Economics

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Corresponding author

Teboho Jeremiah MOSIKARI, Department of Economics, North West University, South Africa

Co-authors

Joel Hinaunye EITA, Department of Economics and Econometrics, University of Johannesburg, South AFrica

Determinants of South Africa's Exports of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Products to SADC: A Gravity Model Approach

Pages

253-270

Abstract

The objective of the study is to examine agricultural, forestry and fishing exports determinants between South Africa and SADC countries using a gravity model approach. This paper uses annual data covering the year 2005 to 2014. The result of the study indicates that exporter’s GDP, importer’s population, South African inflation, exchange rate have a negative association with South African exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing. On the other hand, the results indicate that importer’s GDP and exporter’s population have a positive impact on South African export of agriculture, forestry and fisheries products. The results imply that increase in GDP suggests self-sufficiency and less need to export. Price and exchange rate stability are important for export of these products. The results also indicate that increase in GDP of SADC countries are important for exports of these products. 

JEL classification

A10, C01, C51, F30, F36

Keywords

Gravity Model, Agricultural Exports, South Africa, SADC

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Previous studies
  3. Model specification
  4. Data description and sources
  5. Estimation methods
  6. Empirical results
  7. Conclusion

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