export similarity index

Definition

Economics

  • A measure of the extent to which two countries export the same products. Defined for exporting countries j and k as XSjk = Si[min(Xij,Xik)'100], where Xij,Xik are the shares of product i in their total exports. XSjk ranges from zero if they have no exports in common to 100 if they export the same things in the same proportions.
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