Comparative Advantages and Export Performance of Indonesian Fiber Industry Product and Some Major Exporter Countries in the World Market, 2008-2012
Dr. Alla Asmara, Dr. Yeti Lis Purnamadewi, Dr. Sri Mulatsih, Anggi Meiri, M.Si.

Increasing competition in the world market requires each country to improve the competitiveness of exported product. Indonesian fiber industry is one industry which is demanded to improve its competitiveness in the world market. The purposes of this study were: (1) analyze the trade map (2) comparative advantages, and (3) analyze the export performance of Indonesian fiber industry product and some major exporter countries in the world market. The analysis method conducted in this study consist of descriptive analysis and comparative advantage (Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA)).Based on the result, China and South Korea are the major exporters which tend to dominate each of world fiber product. Meanwhile, Indonesia has also important role as a major exporter for world fiber products especially for HS 5509, Indonesia is in the second position. Countries with the highest competitiveness for fiber products consist of HS 5503, HS 5509 and HS 5515 respectively are South Korea, Indonesia, and India. The RCA index progress for each exporter country on the three types of fiber product tends to fluctuate. However, the progress of Indonesian RCA index for the three types of fiber product tends to increase from 2008 to 2012.

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