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Price Transmission And Households Demand Elasticity For Frozen Fish Under Fuel Subsidy Reform In Delta State, Nigeria

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  • Odemero, Achoja Felix
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    Fuel subsidy removal is assumed to translate to general increase in the cost of operating business such as fish marketing.The response of price of fish and corresponding demand elasticity are welfare issues worthy of investigation in Nigeria. The present study evaluates price transmission in fish marketing system by analysing the response of fish market indices to fuel subsidy reform in Nigeria. Primary data collected with structured questionnaire from purposively selected 78 frozen fish marketers, were analysed with descriptive statistics and regression model. A test of hypothesis shows a significant price transmission of about 100% (P < 0.05). Marketing cost increased by 31.8% and profitability dropped by 24.20%, confirming negative effect of new price regime. The result further revealed a 0.05% drop in quantity of frozen fish demanded by households. It was recommended that economic measures should be introduced by the government to cushion the effect of fuel policy removal.

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    Article provided by Niğde University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in its journal International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC).

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ijfaec:156839

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    Keywords: Fish Marketing; Policy Reform; Fuel Subsidy; Price Transmission; Elasticity; Agricultural and Food Policy;

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    1. Meyer, Jochen & von Cramon-Taubadel, Stephan, 2002. "Asymmetric Price Transmission: A Survey," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24822, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Aguero, Jorge M., 2004. "Asymmetric Price Adjustments And Behavior Under Risk: Evidence From Peruvian Agricultural Markets," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20394, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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