Wholesale Firms: A Catalyst for Swedish Exports?

Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Erik Engberg, Daniel Halvarsson, Ari Kokko, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall

Publikation: Working paperForskning


This paper examines the role of wholesale firms as facilitators of exports for small and medium-sized Swedish businesses. Our findings suggest that wholesale firms do facilitate access to difficult markets located outside Europe. For exports of a particular good to a given market, we observe a positive correlation between the export volumes of wholesale and manufacturing firms. Finally, we present evidence that supports a prediction from recent trade models with differentiated firms, namely that wholesale firms can facilitate exports for firms that are not themselves capable of direct exports.
UdgiverRatio: Näringslivets forskningsinstitut
Antal sider98
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2019
NavnRatio Working Paper


  • Trade
  • Wholesale
  • Intermediation
  • Productivity
  • Manufacturing
  • Institutions