• Lenka Fojtíková VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • Michaela Staníčková VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
Keywords: competitiveness, economic openness, European Union, revealed comparative advantage, trade balance, trade concentration, trade diversification


International trade, as a major factor of openness, has an increasingly significant contribution to economic growth and thus for competitiveness. The aim of paper is to analyze level of productive potential achieved by the EU Member States. The results confirm the heterogeneity that exists among the EU Member States as well as in the trade area. While the calculations show that productivity growth of foreign trade was significant in the case of the entire EU, but the significance of productivity in foreign trade was not the same in the case of individual countries.

Author Biographies

Lenka Fojtíková, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava

Associate Professor of economic science, Faculty of Economics, Department of European Integration in the Czech Republic, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava

Leader of the branch of European Integration of the study programme of Economic Policy and Administration, the member of the Board of the Czech Association for European Studies. Her fields of scientific interest are especially focused on international trade and trade policy, the WTO and the EU trade policy. She published 5 monographs, the chapters in three foreign monographs, tens of other textbooks and many scientific papers, from which 20 were published in the Thomson Reuters or Scopus database

Michaela Staníčková, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava

Assistant Professor of economic science.

Faculty of Economics, and Department of European Integration in the Czech Republic, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava.

Her scientific interests are the EU competitiveness (in line with efficiency and effectiveness of public spending and the EU resilience to economic shocks), and implementation of the EU structural aid through projects co-financed by the EU funds. She is (or was) member of several international or national research projects. Since 2010, she published seven chapters in scientific books, 18 articles in professional journals, many papers in conference proceedings, of which 26 records registered in the Thomson Reuters database and 10 records in Scopus database


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How to Cite
Fojtíková, L., & Staníčková, M. (2017). PRODUCTIVE AND EXPORT POTENTIAL OF THE EU COUNTRIES: CLASTERS’ ANALYZE. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (2(3), 20-31. Retrieved from