A new R package gvc is now available on CRAN. The package implements several global value chain indicators

  • Importing to Export (i2e(), a.k.a. vertical specialization)
  • Exporting to Re-export (e2r())
  • New Revealed Comparative Advantage (nrca())

As well as several other tools.

The gvc package can now be install directly from R using:


In addition to this, a development version is available on GitHub, this version is to be used at your own risk, it can be install using:

if (!require('devtools')) install.packages('devtools')

More updates on both the decompr and gvc packges will follow soon.