A comparative study regarding the effects of China’s investment and trade in the agricultural sector of Argentina and Ukraine.

University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Abstract: This paper deals with the impact of China on Ukraine and Argentina in relation to their agricultural sector. Both countries are oriented towards export of commodities as a driver for their economic growth. Based on several data sources from world renowned organizations, a comparative analysis is conducted to study the positive and negative effect from the growing relationship of Ukraine and Argentina with an emerging China. The paper identifies the transformation process of the agricultural sector regarding the two countries in light of their distinct historic circumstances. The period of analysis is set from 1991 to 2016 as a prerequisite to study an independent Ukraine in comparison to Argentina. The dynamic of trade reveals that China has emerged as a significant partner and driver of their economic growth that is particular linked to the agricultural sector but with potential negative impact in case the increasing dependence on agricultural exports may affect other sectors of Ukraine and Argentina’s economy.

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