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Patterns of export shipments

Xuebing Yang (Penn State Altoona, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA)

Journal of Economic Studies

ISSN: 0144-3585

Article publication date: 25 February 2022

Issue publication date: 24 February 2023




This paper studies the frequency and the average size of export shipments at the firm–product–destination level.


This paper sets up a theoretical model about the shipping frequency and the shipment size of exports to a given market from individual exporters. Then it confronts the predictions of the model with trade data.


This paper shows that patterns of export shipments are determined by (1) a product's export potential in a market, which is the exports revenue when the firm delivers the exports of the product to the market in a single shipment in each period; and (2) factors related to the firm's efficiency of managing shipments of the product exported to the market.


This paper reveals some important patterns of export shipments. It provides a theoretical model that explains the patterns.



Yang, X. (2023), "Patterns of export shipments", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 283-299.



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