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Analysis Economic of Development and Efficiency Intra-Trade in Arab Free Trade Area

Soliman, S.A.; Khalifa, M. M.

This research aims mainly study and analysis of the implications of regional developments on the foreign total intra- trade in the region during the period (2000 -2013). This research employed descriptive methods to analyze indicators of efficiency of the foreign total intra-trade in the region. It was found that an increase in the value of the foreign total intra-trade in the region at an annual rate reached about 13.7%, and the average of the relative importance of the foreign total intra-trade of the foreign total trade in the region toward 11.41%. Jordan is more than the member States in the concentration of foreign trade with countries in the region, by about 37%, followed by the state of Yemen by about 25.9%. The average indicator of the degree of economic vulnerability in the region about 8%, as the general index of the degree of economic stability and the foreign total intra- trade about 8.26%, and the average per capita share of these trade toward 114.1 dollars, representing about 3.96% of the per capita share of the foreign total trade of the states of the region. The index reached the diversity of the region toward 0.686. There was high degree of concentration of exports in nine countries. Iraq where the value of the In-dex about 0.981, followed by Libya about 0.812, while Syria was less than the states in the concentration index about 0.137. Morocco about 0.157. The average value of the concentration index for the region about 0.374.

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