The development of EU and its Member States' external competitiveness

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Trade


The objective of this work was to analyse the recent developments in the EU's external competitiveness updating the study 'The Evolution of EU and its Member States' Competitiveness in International Trade' study from January 2009. This study considered the EU's relative position and thereby developments in rising emerging markets, but also the effects of the economic crisis. wiiw worked on the services and value-added (WIOD) type indicators to flank the elements of the data analysis to be done by CEPII.


August 2012 - March 2013

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Olga Pindyuk

Project Partners


Keywords: competitiveness, international trade

Countries covered: EU-27

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy