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Revealed Comparative Advantage of Turkish Cotton Sector

Author Affiliations

  • 1The Institute of Social Sciences, Nigde University, 51240 Nigde, TURKEY

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 16-18, July,14 (2015)


Cotton which is the main raw material of the textile industry occupies an important place in Turkey’s agriculture and economy. Cotton is a strategic product for the national economy. It provides income, employment and other contributions to economic development. The aim of this study is to determine the competitiveness of Turkey’s cotton sector. The study calculated Balassa’s Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) index and Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) index. The data were obtained from database INTRACEN. According to the results, Turkey has a comparative advantage in cotton sector.


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