In 2009, world exports of intermediate goods exceeded the combined export values of final and capital goods, representing 51 percent of nonfuel merchandise exports (WTO and IDE-JETRO 2011, p.
Asia imported more intermediate goods than it exported, indicating the region's high level of integration with global supply chains (WTO and IDE-JETRO 2011, pp.
In China, one-third of its imports were destined to export-processing zones, which accounted for almost half of the country's exports (WTO and IDE-JETRO 2011, p.
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