Competitiveness Analysis of Black Sea Countries: A Case Study of Fisheries Sector

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Ahmet AYDIN, Guchgeldi BYASHIMOV , Metehan YAYKAŞLI


The world fisheries production is rapidly growing in the last decade. The worldwide fisheries production in 2011 was about 154 million tons. The Black Sea region is one of the major basins in the world fisheries production. The Black Sea coastal countries are Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. The Black Sea region is an important player in the world fisheries production and trade. The aim of this study is to determine the competitiveness of the Black Sea countries in the fisheries trade. In this study used Balassa’s index of Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA). According to the findings the Black Sea countries have a comparative disadvantage in fisheries sector.

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