Competitiveness of Turkey’s Automotive Industry

  • Mustafa Kemal Yildirim College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Keywords: Competitiveness, Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), Turkish Automotive Sector


This paper attempts to answer the question whether Turkey’s Automotive Industry, which was, in 2016, 14th largest automotive industry in the world, and the 5th in Europe, is competitive or not. To measure the competitiveness of the industry, Revealed Comparative Advantage index (RCA) has been benefited. What differs this study from the previous ones are the facts that: first, the time span that the study which covers a larger period than most of other studies benefiting RCA index, namely, the time coverage of the study is from 2001 to 2016, thus the results will also account for the RCA values of 2001 and 2008, which are the economic crisis years. Second, in addition to having a large time coverage, to the best of the author’s knowledge, this study’s results provides the most up-to-date RCA values for the industry.


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How to Cite
Yildirim, M. (2018). Competitiveness of Turkey’s Automotive Industry. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 11(5), 2254-2260. Retrieved from