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How Competitive Is The World Wheat Market?

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  • Carter, Colin A.
  • MacLaren, Donald
  • Yilmaz, Alper

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Japan is one of the largest importers of wheat in the world, with imports originating from three countries, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Australia, Canada, and Japan all use a government single-desk agency to control wheat trade. Many previous studies on competition in the world grain trade have argued the market is imperfectly competitive, and they often point to the Japanese market. We study the Japanese wheat import market for this reason, but find no compelling evidence of imperfect competition.

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Paper provided by University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11973.

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Keywords: wheat trade; competition; Crop Production/Industries; International Relations/Trade; F14; L10; Q17;

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  1. Koichi Yamaura, 2011. "Market Power of The Japanese Non-GM Soybean Import Market: The U.S. Exporters vs. Japanese Importers," Asian Journal of Agriculture and rural Development, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 1(2), pages 80-89, December.
  2. Song, Baohui & Marchant, Mary A. & Xu, Shuang, 2006. "Who Dominates Market Power for U.S.-China Soybean Trade?," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35407, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  3. Cho, Guedae & Jin, Hyun Joung & Koo, Won W., 2002. "Measuring The Market Power Of The U.S. Wheat Exporters In Asian Countries: An Issue About Adjustment Of Nominal Exchange Rate When Using As A Cost Shifter; The Competitiveness Of The U.S. Wheat Export," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19885, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Stiegert, Kyle W. & Wang, Shinn-Shyr, 2003. "Imperfect Competition And Strategic Trade Theory: What Have We Learned," Working Papers 14589, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  5. Pan, Suwen & Hudson, Darren & Ethridge, Don E., 2009. "The Influence Of Market Structure On The Impacts Of Domestic Subsidies On International Cotton Marekts," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51196, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  6. Jin, Hyun Joung, 2008. "A Long Memory Conditional Variance Model for International Grain Markets," Journal of Rural Development/Nongchon-Gyeongje, Korea Rural Economic Institute, vol. 31(2), May.
  7. Zhang, Qiang & Reed, Michael R. & Saghaian, Sayed H., 2007. "Export Market Pricing Decisions and Market Power in World Grain Markets: A Duopoly Model for Soybeans," 2007 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2007, Mobile, Alabama 34949, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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