African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6786

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative advantage of agriculture sector between Turkey and European Union

  Mehmet Arif ÅžAHÄ°NLÄ°  
Economics Department, KaramanoÄŸlu Mehmetbey University, Yunus Emre YerleÅŸkesi 70100 karaman,Turkey. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 January 2013
  •  Published: 31 March 2013



The purpose of this study is to determine the competition in agricultural sector between Turkey and European Union. For this analysis, food and agriculture trade data for 2008 are used. The Revealed ComparativeAdvantage Index (RCA) is calculated for the 420 agricultural items with relevance to the agricultural sector.While Turkey has comparative advantage in 95 agricultural items, European Union has comparative advantage in 186 agricultural items in 2008. European Union has more comparative advantage in agricultural items than Turkey.


Key words: Revealed comparative advantage, Balassa’s index, exports