Analysis of Malaysia's Export Potential of Palm Oil and Its Products to RCEP Member Countries

Authors

  • Xiaoxi Yang School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
  • Junpei Zhai School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
  • Tajul Ariffin Masron School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59953/paperasia.v40i2b.75

Keywords:

Trade potential, Gravity Model of Trade, Trade Complementary Index, PESTEL analysis, Palm oil

Abstract

This study explores the export potential of the Malaysian palm oil industry to RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) member countries based on the regional economic framework. The panel data from 2018 to 2022 were analyzed using the Trade Gravity Model, RCA (Revealed Comparative Advantage), and TCI (Trade Complementarity Index) indices. The results categorize the fifteen RCEP member countries into three potential classes based on the type of potential. In addition, it was found that the trade complementarity of RCEP member countries showed a significant positive correlation with the export size of Malaysian palm oil and its products. The study provides insights into the trade pattern of palm oil in the region and provides a valuable reference for future trade policy formulation and industry development and provides a basis for research related to the sustainable development of the Malaysian palm oil industry.

 

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Published

2024-03-21

How to Cite

Yang, X., Zhai, J., & Masron, T. A. (2024). Analysis of Malaysia’s Export Potential of Palm Oil and Its Products to RCEP Member Countries . PaperASIA, 40(2b), 20–32. https://doi.org/10.59953/paperasia.v40i2b.75