COMPETITIVENESS OF FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY SECTOR IN TURKEY: REVEALED COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE INDEX


AKYÜZ K. C. , YILDIRIM İ. , Ersen N., AKYÜZ İ. , Memis D.

DREWNO, cilt.63, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

This study, aimed to determine the competitive advantage position of the forest products industry sector in Turkey between 2001-2017 by using the revealed comparative advantage approach. One of the three sub-production structures (wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal-21 sub-product group) of the forest products industry were examined at the level of their sub-product groups. As a result of the study, "the wood and articles of wood;wood charcoal" sector was far from the desired position in terms of competition. When "the wood and articles of wood;wood charcoal" sector was analyzed on sub-group basis, especially the products of 4411, 4413 and 4415 had competitive position. Moreover, it was found that the trend in Turkey's imports of wood and articles of wood sector was not high. However, imports carried out under specified product groups were carried above the level of imports in Turkey.