عنوان مقاله [English]
During recent two decades, Iran has been achieved a special and proper position and significant share among the kiwi exporters in the world market, as one of the most important kiwi producers in world. This study aims to analyze the comparative advantage of Iran and other countries in kiwi trade using revealed comparative advantage (RCA) index during 1991-2005. The results show that countries such as Newziland, Chili, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Iran and Netherlands enjoyed the comparative advantage in 2005. Only countries such as Belgium, Italy and Newziland their RCA index trends were upward and saw the most changes in 1991-2005.
In order to prioritizing of Iran’s kiwi export target markets, this study intends to help the Iranian kiwi exporters achieve a more proper position in the world markets through providing them with a list of potential target markets. The main importers of Iran’s kiwi during 1996-2005 were Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, UAE, Iraq, Armenia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar respectively. However, its potential target markets include Spain, Netherlands, France, Australia, England, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Portugal and Germany.
JEL Classification: F1,F13,Q13