The liberalization of world trade and economic integrations that countries have increased their level of intra-trade. In the literature, the export and import between a trade partner in the same sector is called intra-industry trade. Among industrialized countries a significant portion of the foreign trade in the form of intra-industry trade. Intra-industry trade is divided into horizontal and vertical intra-industry trade. Horizontal and vertical intra-industry trade concept is based on product differentiation. The purpose of this study is to determine intra industries trade level of Turkey and EU-15 countries for the period 1996-2013. Grubel-Lloyd index is used in the study and agricultural food products sector were analyzed. Consequently, Turkey's intra-industry trade was observed low quality vertical intra-industry trade. It was observed the vertical ıntra-ındustry trade is high in the EU-15 countries.
Keywords: Intra-Industry Trade, Agricultural Products, Grubel-Lloyd Index, Horizontal Intra-Industry Trade, Vertical Intra-Industry Trade