DP9421 | Supply-chain trade: A portrait of global patterns and several testable hypotheses

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The trade linked to international production networks ? supply-chain trade for short ? is associated with momentous global economic changes. This paper presents a portrait of the global pattern of supply-chain trade and how it has evolved since 1995. The paper draws on a variety of data sources but most heavily on the recent World Input-Output Database. China?s supply-chain trade receives special attention.