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Trade Dynamics in the Italian Floriculture Sector within EU Borders: A Gravity Model Analysis

B. F. Cardoso, M. Rasetti, E. Giampietri, A. Finco, P. F. A. Shikida

DOI: 10.7160/aol.2017.090202

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Cardoso, B. F., Rasetti, M., Giampietri, E., Finco, A. and Shikida, P. F. A. (2017) "Trade Dynamics in the Italian Floriculture Sector within EU Borders: A Gravity Model Analysis", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 23 - 32. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2017.090202.


Despite its economic magnitude worldwide, the scienti c attention to the oriculture sector remains scarce within the borders of the European Union. Focusing on Italy, the aim of this paper is to provide an insight into the oriculture trade for the rst time. More speci cally, in addition to describing trade dynamics of the oriculture sector both in Italy and in the European Union in recent years, this paper applies a gravity model to investigate and evaluate the role of some major economic and geographical variables as determinants of Italian trade ows of cut owers and live plants within the European Union, from 2001 to 2013. Among these, ndings prove that the most important are the GDP per capita of the European trade partners, as well as their production and consumption volumes.


Floriculture sector, Italian trade, gravity model, panel data, Europe.


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