This paper assesses the recent widening and deepening of machinery production networks in ASEAN by using highly disaggregated international trade data over 200713. Based on both traditional trade value data analysis and a novel approach to the diversification of exported products and destinations, we confirm the steady development of back-and-forth trade links, notably with East Asian partners, centering on Singapore and Thailand. In addition to the five ASEAN forerunners, Vietnam is an increasingly active player in such networking. Although their degree of participation is still limited, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar also show signs of joining production networks.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Political Science and International Relations