Comparative Advantage Analysis of Jasmine Tea Production in China
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Qinyao Wu, Jiangfan Yang
Based on the analysis of the evolution of the production layout of jasmine tea since the founding of new China, this paper explores the heterogeneity of the comparative advantage in the main producing areas of jasmine tea from four aspects: comparative advantage index of efficiency, comparative advantage index of scale, comprehensive comparative advantage index and comparative advantage index of development. The research shows that except Fujian, the traditional producing areas of jasmine tea have lost their comparative advantages, for example, Zhejiang and Guangdong. Although the emerging producing areas, led by Guangxi, have absolute comprehensive comparative advantages, they do not have advantages in terms of the development advantage index. Therefore, it is necessary for all parties to focus on the key technical issues in order to achieve the sustainable and healthy development of the jasmine tea industry. Based on the above research results, it is proposed that under the background of "One Belt and One Road" initiative and economic new normal, opportunities should be seized to improve the international competitiveness and influence of China's jasmine tea industry, improve effective supply and promote tea consumption to promote economic growth.
Jasmine tea; Comparative advantage; Distribution of production; AAI; DAI