Diversification and sophistication as a lever for the structural transformation of North African economies: draft report
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Péridy, Nicolas;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Subregional Office North Africa (SRO-NA);
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The analysis of exports seems to be a good indicator of the production system given that exports make up that part of the production system that is entirely subject to international competition. In other words, exports, for which a country has comparative advantages in particular, are a genuine demonstration of a country’s ability to raise the value of its production system on international markets. Moreover, from a practical viewpoint, export data is often more readily available and more coherent than production data and then it enables direct comparisons between countries.