Relations between coffee world market price and retail price in Belgium
AbstractThe objective of this publication is to analyze how the variations observed at the coffee world market price level pass on the coffee retail price in Belgium. This research takes place in the framework of a coffee value chain analysis. The formation of the coffee price cycles seems to fade these last years at world market as well as retail price in Belgium levels and since the previous months, these prices rise strongly due to the speculators interest for the commodities market. We observe that when the world coffee price diminishes, this reduction passes on the retail coffee price in Belgium less rapidly than for an increase and moreover, the correlation is stronger when the world price grows than during the deceasing periods. We also notice that variability of the world coffee price from 1998 to 2007, which stretches to reduce itself these latter years, is clearly superior to the Belgian coffee retail price one.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 43839.
Date of creation: 2008
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coffee world market price; coffee retail price in Belgium; transmission; Demand and Price Analysis;
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- Ponte, Stefano, 2002. "The 'Latte Revolution'? Regulation, Markets and Consumption in the Global Coffee Chain," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(7), pages 1099-1122, July.
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