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.
Ke (research, East Asian Studies Group, IDE-JETRO
, Japan) examines the phenomenon of specialized markets and their effects on market access, value chains, and the business environment for small businesses in the developing world.
According to the IDE-JETRO report, the East Asian economy as a whole is predicted to post growth of 7.
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