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China's share in global manufacturing value chains has more than tripled from 6% to 19% between 2000 and 2014. This is driven by gains in competitiveness and growth of its domestic market, especially in high-tech sectors, aiming to reduce its reliance on foreign-based technologies.

Recognising the challenge that this development represents to competitiveness and strategic autonomy, the EU committed itself to foster industrial cross border cooperation with strong European players, around strategic value chains.

Graphic: Global share in manufacturing value chains. Change in % points, 2000-2014 - Source: JRC based on WIOD (2016)
Global share in manufacturing value chains. Change in % points, 2000-2014
© WIOD (2016), European Union, 2019

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