Identifying hubs and spokes in global supply chains using redirected trade in value added

Arjan Lejour, Hugo Rojas-Romagosa*, Paul Veenendaal

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The increasing importance of global supply chains has prompted the use of analytical tools based on trade in value added - instead of traditional measures in gross value. We use this analytical framework to develop indicators that identify production hubs and supply spokes in global supply chains. Using these indicators and the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database, we quantify the relative importance of redirected value-added trade and the hub and spoke relationships at the aggregate level and for specific highly integrated industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-81
JournalEconomic Systems Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2017


  • Trade in value added
  • vertical specialization
  • global supply chains
  • global input-output tables
  • hubs and spokes

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