عنوان مقاله [English]
In respect to, economic and social role of raisins and grapes in national economy, abilities of the country for quantitative and qualitative advancing of this group, and world competitions in agricultural products market and high potential of raisins for exporting, the production and export comparative advantage of raisins have been studied. Time-series data 1961-2001 was used for surveying comparative advantage of export and for production comparative advantage; data was collected through survey research in Khorasan province. Revealed comparative advantage index in export indicates the existence of a comparative advantage. Also production comparative advantage indices of raisins were calculated based on policy analysis matrix. Results represent the existence of comparative advantage in raisins production in this region as well. The government has given direct and indirect subsidies for inputs to producers, although in all government policies and domestic market conditions based on Effectives Protection Coefficient have been disadvantageous for producers .