Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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Appendix: Supporting Data

Author(s):
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Published Date:
November 2006
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Table 1.Intraregional Exports(In billions of U.S. dollars)
Asia-11*
IntraregionalTotalIntraregional exports as
exportsexportsshare of total exports (%)
19809728134
199028872140
20007911,70047
20051,3902,79250
Sources: CEIC database; and IMF, Direction of Trade Statistics (CD-ROM).

Asia-11 comprises ASEAN-5, Taiwan Province of China, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, China, India, and Japan.

Sources: CEIC database; and IMF, Direction of Trade Statistics (CD-ROM).

Asia-11 comprises ASEAN-5, Taiwan Province of China, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, China, India, and Japan.

Table 2.Export Destinations of Various Trading Blocs, 2005
Total ExportsExport Destinations (%)
(% share)Asia-11*NAFTAEU-15
Asia-11100502115
NAFTA100175414
EU-1510071061
Sources: CEIC database; and IMF, Direction of Trade Statistics (CD-ROM).

Asia-11 comprises ASEAN-5, Taiwan Province of China, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, China, India, and Japan.

Sources: CEIC database; and IMF, Direction of Trade Statistics (CD-ROM).

Asia-11 comprises ASEAN-5, Taiwan Province of China, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, China, India, and Japan.

Table 3.Standard Deviations of Monthly Exchange Rate Fluctuations Against the U.S. Dollar(In percent)
January 1990–June 1997

Pre-Crisis
January 2000–August 2006

Post-Crisis
Indonesian rupiah0.454.04
Thai baht0.721.78
Japanese yen3.222.75
Korean won0.932.19
Malaysian ringgit1.320.33
Philippine peso2.181.99
Singapore dollar0.861.25
Taiwan dollar1.111.27
Sources: Bloomberg; and Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Sources: Bloomberg; and Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Table 4.Average Correlations of Currencies with Increasing Flexibility
January 1990–June 1997January 2000–August 2006
Pre-CrisisPost-Crisis
New Asian flexible
currencies*0.100.40
Sources: Bloomberg; and Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Philippine peso, Thai baht, Korean won, Indonesian rupiah, and new Taiwan dollar.

Sources: Bloomberg; and Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Philippine peso, Thai baht, Korean won, Indonesian rupiah, and new Taiwan dollar.

Figure 1.Intraregional Exports as Share of Total Exports

(In percent)

Sources: CEIC database; and IMF, Direction of Trade Statistics (CD-ROM).

*Asia-11 comprises ASEAN-5, Taiwan Province of China, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, China, India, and Japan.

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