—The objectives of this article is to analyze the competitiveness of Indonesia’s cocoa beans export. Two analysis is conducted using revealed comparative advantage (RCA) and Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS). The result indicates that Indonesia has comparative advantage in producing cocoa beans although the other three producing countries has higher RCA index. Meanwhile, Indonesia and Ghana’s cocoa beans are complementary and increase in cocoa beans world demand will benefit Indonesia the most.
—Cocoa beans, competitiveness, export, Indonesia
Amzul Rifin is with the Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Economics and Management, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (e-mail: amzul_rifin@ yahoo.com).
Cite:Amzul Rifin, "Competitiveness of Indonesia’s Cocoa Beans Export in the World Market," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.4, no.5, pp. 279-281, 2013.