The tendencies of trade in value-added in the OECD countries

The structure of the study is as follows: in the first chapter we present the main trends in world trade, the impact of free trade agreements and the relationship between trade and FDI. In the second chapter, we define trade in value-added as well as the difference between traditional trade statistics and trade in value-added and we show its importance by using a common example. Then we will focus on the relation of trade in value-added with competitiveness and with global value chains.In the third chapter, we present the methodology for compiling the TiVA and explain the indicators and concepts of statistics such as domestic added value, import added value, and so on.
In the fourth chapter, we evaluate the preliminary results for the European Union, for Hungary and the rest of the world.