Journal of Social Sciences

A Statistical Model for China's Degree of Foreign Trade Dependence

Wei Yu and Jusong Yu

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2019.11.16

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 15, 2019

Pages 11-16


This study studies China's degree of Foreign Trade Dependence (FTD), which shows a persistent increasing tendency from 1981 to 2009. The speed and scope of its increasing exceed those of many other countries since the practicing of the reform and open policy. One of the reasons we cannot ignore is the rapid development of processing trade. To analyze this influence, we use an exponential model and a quadratic model to analyze some data sets of trade. Finally we result that the processing trade can explain our high FTD to a great extent, but the levels that FTD depends on processing trade are not the same in different periods.


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