Analytical Study for The Most Important Indicators of Arab Economic Integration (2005-2014)
Volume 12, Issue 39, Pages 9-42
AbstractArab countries seek since the 1940s to achieve Arab economic integration, several agreements have been held to facilitate trade exchange and to create free trade area finally ended with establishing the great Arab free trade area، which had achieved only limited success.
The aim of this research to study and analyses the most important indicators of economic integration, which are represented by the percentage of Arab trade and intra-Arab investments as well as the indicators of the Monetary Union, as these indicators reflect the extent of the development in the area of full economic integration, macroeconomic indicators. In order to achieve the goal of research, the researcher used descriptive analysis method, depending on available data of indicators of the full economic integration. The research concludes some result, the most important which is weakness of intra-Arab trade and intra-Arab investments which are no more than (12%)، (3.4%) respectively. Despite of closeness of some monetary union indicators among Arab nations. But that doesn't mean a matter as there are no advance among Arab nations being achieved in intra-Arab trade and investment fields، considering that free trade area and common market are advanced steps according to Bela Balassa that Arab experience concerning economic integration has been based on .
Keywords : economic integration, monetary union, intra-trade, intra-investment.
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