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An Analysis on the Competitiveness of Technological Structure of Turkey’s Manufacturing Industry

MURAT OZAN BAŞKOL
Doç. Dr.,
Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi,
İktisat Bölümü.
obaskol@uludag.edu.tr
ORCİD: 0000-0002-3432-7365

SELAHATTİN BEKTAŞ
Doktora Öğrencisi,
Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi,
İktisat Bölümü.
selahattinbektas@uludag.edu.tr
ORCİD: 0000-0001-6285-8318

Abstract
In 2019, it was determined in Export Main Plan that one of the prior targets is to increase the export of medium-advanced and advanced technology products of Turkey. From this expression which is the main motivating source of the study, it was aimed to analyse the change of the competitiveness in Turkey’s manufacturing industry after the year 2000 based on the technological structure of it. In accordance with this aim, trade data between 2000 and 2018 related to the technological structure of Turkey’s export was obtained from UNCOMTRADE and the data was grouped as low, mid and advanced technology products with reference to SITC Rev.2 technological classification.The competitiveness of Turkey’s manufacturing industry in low, medium and advanced technology products was analysed with Balassa’s revealed comperative advantage (RCA) index.
Keywords: Revealed Comperative Advantage (RCA) Index, Competitiveness, Tecnological Structure of Exports
Jel Codes: F1, F10, F14

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