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Beyond the copper sector: Chile’s engagement in international production networks

February 2018 | International Trade
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Author:
Zaclicever, Dayna
UN symbol.:
LC/TS.2018/3
Pages:
39 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
International Trade
Collection:
  • ECLAC Series
    • International Trade

Description

Although international trade has been a major driver of Chile’s economic growth in the last decades, exports remain highly concentrated in the mining and metals sectors (which capture copper products at different levels of processing). This export specialization pattern reflects in Chile’s insertion in international production networks, where it is positioned as an upstream provider of low and medium lowtechnology inputs.
This document analyses Chile’s engagement in international value chains along the period 1995- 2014, providing evidence at both the aggregate and firm level.

Table of contents

Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Chile’s participation in international value chains: an aggregate view .-- II. A firm-level perspective of Chile’s forward engagement in international value chains .-- III. Concluding remarks.