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A Composite System Demand Analysis For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables In The United States

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  • You, Zhikang
  • Epperson, James E.
  • Huang, Chung L.

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Price and expenditure elasticities at retail level for 11 fresh fruits and 10 fresh vegetables were estimated by employing a composite demand system approach and using annual data. Most fresh fruits and vegetables were found to respond significantly to changes in their own prices but insignificantly to changes in total expenditures. The demand for fresh fruit group appeared to have had a clear upward trend since 1973. However, no significant trends were found in the demands for individual fresh fruits or vegetables. The study partially incorporated the interdependent demand relationships between fresh fruits (vegetables) and all other commodities, yet effectively avoided the problem of insufficient degrees of freedom.

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

Volume (Year): 27 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:27894

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Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis;

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  1. Huang, Kuo S., 1985. "U.S. Demand for Food: A Complete System of Price and Income Effects," Technical Bulletins 157014, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  2. Choi, Seungmook & Sosin, Kim, 1992. "Structural Change in the Demand for Money," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 24(2), pages 226-38, May.
  3. Huang, Kuo S & Haidacher, Richard C, 1983. "Estimation of a Composite Food Demand System for the United States," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 1(4), pages 285-91, October.
  4. Epperson, James E. & Lei, Li-Fen, 1989. "A Regional Analysis Of Vegetable Production With Changing Demand For Row Crops Using Quadratic Programming," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 21(01), July.
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  1. Dong, Diansheng & Lin, Biing-Hwan, 2009. "Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Low-Income Americans: Would a Price Reduction Make a Difference?," Economic Research Report 55835, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  2. Weatherspoon, Dave D. & Dembele, Assa S. & Weatherspoon, Lorraine J. & Coleman, Marcus A. & Oehmke, James F., 2012. "Price and Expenditure Elasticities for Vegetables in an Urban Food Desert," 2012 AAEA/EAAE Food Environment Symposium, May 30-31, Boston, MA 123392, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Durham, Catherine A. & Johnson, Aaron J. & McFetridge, Marc V., 2007. "Marketing-Management Impacts on Produce Sales," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 38(2), July.
  4. Nzaku, Kilungu & Houston, Jack E. & Fonsah, Esendugue Greg, . "Analysis of U.S. Demand for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia.
  5. Nzaku, Kilungu & Houston, Jack E., 2009. "Dynamic Estimation of U.S. Demand for Fresh Vegetable Imports," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 52209, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  6. Okrent, Abigail M. & Alston, Julian M., 2011. "Demand for Food in the United States: A Review of Literature, Evaluation of Previous Estimates, and Presentation of New Estimates of Demand," Working Papers 162515, Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics.
  7. Sumner, Daniel A. & Lee, Hyunok & Hallstrom, Daniel G., 1999. "Implications of trade reform for agricultural markets in northeast Asia: a Korean example," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 21(3), pages 309-322, December.
  8. Nzaku, Kilungu & Houston, Jack E. & Fonsah, Esendugue Greg, 2012. "A Dynamic Application of the AIDS Model to Import Demand for Tropical Fresh Fruits in the USA," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126721, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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