geändert / updated: 17/04/08


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(EU-newbies II; 07-03; p.3)

Trade relations

Regarding trade relations of this second group of new members gives the following picture:

export share of GDP*
export goods
import goods
trade partners export-import
61 %
machinery, semi manufactured
machinery, semi manufactured
D 35 - D 26
73 %
machinery, semi manufactured
machinery, semi manufactured
D 27, CZ 17 - D 25, CZ 15, R 15
28 %
machinery, semi manufactured
machinery, semi manufactured
D 34 - D 24
* according to EU-data mentioned above,
trade partners: share in percent, only trade relations were counted that make up at least 10% for the respective country; D = Germany,
CZ = Czech Republic, R = Russia
Source: CIA World Fact Book 2002


Suggestions for interpretation

Comparing the given data leads to the following facts concerning the three newbies:

• Poland stands out not only in this group but in all of the ten new candidates and members, her population adds up to about half of all EU-newbies while her economic power is less than half the EU-15 average;
• their economic structure is similar to the EU's, the main sector is services;
• trade relations with the EU are already strong, from an EU's perspective Germany profits most of it already.


Also for this second group of new members the drawn image cannot be but a sketchy approximation to the reality of life in the acceding countries. - The reader thus is still invited to draw one himself.

(end of article)

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