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COMPETITIVENESS (IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE)

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French Equivalent: Compétitivité

Definition:
Competitiveness is a measure of a country's advantage or disadvantage in selling its products in international markets.

Context:
The OECD Secretariat calculates two different measures of competitiveness based on the differential between domestic and competitors’ unit labour costs in manufacturing and consumer prices both expressed in a common currency.

Source Publication:
The OECD Economic Outlook: Sources and Methods.

Cross References:
Competition

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/eco/outlook/sources-and-methods.htm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 28, 2014