UDC 339.747(100):339.727.22
Biblid: 0543-3657, 62 (2011)
Vol. 62, No 1143, pp. 119-139
DOI:

Pregledni članak
Received: 05 Aug 0201
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

THE IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ON INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Rapaić Stevan (Istraživač – pripravnik u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), stevan@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The author analyzes international trade during the global financial crisis, observing its production structure. He limits this study to the most important segments of international trade – international trade in primary and industrial products, excluding services and products of intellectual property from the analysis. On the other hand, analyzing the international merchandise trade during the global financial crisis the author also takes into account foreign direct investments guided by transnational companies, which represent a specific form of entry into foreign markets, often replacing traditional forms of exporting goods. Therefore, this paper provides an overview of movement of foreign direct investments during the global financial crisis as well as the presentation of the key players in the global trade arena.

Keywords: global financial crisis, international merchandise trade, foreign direct investments, transnational corporations, agricultural products, energy, industrial products