Background paper contributions for the Industrial Development Report 2018, 'The Demand for Manufacturing. Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Consumption, in a Globalized Economy'

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The UNIDO Industrial Development Report (IDR) series is a unique UN publication monitoring and analysing industrial developments in industrialised and industrialising economies across the world. It covers 85 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific and serves as an established source of reference for policymakers, as well as public and private stakeholders. wiiw will support UNIDO in producing the next IDR and draft two background papers for chapter 4 of the report. The first background paper will analyse unit prices in manufacturing exports from advanced and developing countries, and explore whether there are significant difference in unit values of similar goods exported from developing and advance economies to the same markets. The second background paper will discuss whether some segments of manufacturing production are becoming ‘commodified’ and what are the implications for developing countries and trade.


October 2016 - February 2017

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Alexandra Bykova, Mahdi Ghodsi

External Publications

UNIDO Industrial Development Report 2018

Keywords: UNIDO, industrial development, Europe, North America, Asia, Pacific, manufacturing, developing countries

Countries covered: Asia, Europe, USA

Research Areas: Regional Development, Other