U.S. Citrus Import Demand: Seasonality and Substitution
AbstractCitrus fruits make up one-fifth of all fresh fruit consumed in the United States. Given the increasing importance of imported citrus in the diet of American consumers, it is perhaps surprising that no import demand analysis of U.S. citrus has been conducted. Using quarterly U.S. import data for six citrus commodities, we employed a demand systems model and evaluated aspects of seasonality. The results suggest wide variations in price responses to different types of imported citrus. The average amplitude and phase shift suggest that all citrus fruits exhibit some seasonality in their imports, likely a result of peak harvesting schedules of exporters.
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Fresh citrus; oranges; limes; lemons; grapefruit; mandarins; import demand; seasonality; Demand and Price Analysis; International Relations/Trade;
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