Assessing the comparative advantage and export diversification of palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia

Thian, Sie Feng. (2012) Assessing the comparative advantage and export diversification of palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

[img] PDF (Please get the password from Digital Collection Development Unit, ext: 082-583932 / 082-583914)
Assessing the comparative advantage and export ftext.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (885kB)

Abstract

In order to explore the competitiveness of palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia, this study discusses the comparative advantage and export diversification of 20 palm oil products in Malaysia as well as Indonesia during the period of 1989 to 2010. Two methods are employed in this study, namely Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) measurement and export diversification measurement. The results show that Malaysia and Indonesia have comparative advantage in production for most of the palm oil products. On the other hand, the export diversification index for both countries is unstable during the empirical period. Nevertheless, in general, Malaysia is more diversified in export structure for the 20 palm oil products compare to Indonesia. Both countries need to enhance its research and development (R&D) activities in palm oil related industries so as to gain more trade value from the comparative advantage as palm oil producer.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Export controls, Foreign trade regulation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 07:50
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 07:50
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23872

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item