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Price Asymmetry In The United States Fresh Tomato Market

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  • Girapunthong, Napaporn
  • VanSickle, John J.
  • Renwick, Alan W.
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    This paper analyzes pricing relationships between the producer, wholesale and retail levels of the U.S. fresh tomato industry. The results indicate that price transmission is unidirectional from producer to retail. There was no asymmetric response for the producer-retail price relationship. Asymmetric price response was exhibited between wholesalers and both producers and retailers. Retail prices respond more to rising wholesale prices than to falling prices. Wholesales prices, however, respond more to declining producer price than to rising producer price.

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    Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 03 (November)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:27055

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    Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis;

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    1. von Cramon-Taubadel, Stephan & Goetz, Linde, 2007. "Asymmetric Price Transmission in the Israeli Citrus Export Sector in the Aftermath of Liberalization," 103rd Seminar, April 23-25, 2007, Barcelona, Spain 9385, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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