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Convergence in Global Food Demand and Delivery

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  • Regmi, Anita
  • Takeshima, Hiroyuki
  • Unnevehr, Laurian J.

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Using food expenditures and food sales data over 1990-2004, this report examines whether food consumption and delivery trends are converging across 47 high- and middle-income countries. Middle-income countries, such as China and Mexico, appear to be following trends in high-income countries, measured across several dimensions of food system growth and change. Convergence is apparent in most important food expenditure categories and in indicators of food system modernization such as supermarket and fast-food sales.

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Economic Research Report with number 56449.

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Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uersrr:56449

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Keywords: food expenditure; food delivery; food demand convergence; retail food sales; foodservice sales; food label claims; supermarket sales; fast-food sales; global food market.; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Financial Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Relations/Trade;

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  1. Anonymous & Gehlhar, Mark J., 2005. "New Directions In Global Food Markets," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33751, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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  1. Bakucs, Lajos Zoltan & Ferto, Imre & Marreiros, Cristina, 2010. "Socio-Economic Status And The Structural Change Of Dietary Intake In Hungary: A Pannel Study," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116402, European Association of Agricultural Economists & Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Jason Henderson, 2011. "Building U.S. agricultural exports: one BRIC at a time," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q I.
  3. Jason Henderson, 2011. "Will U.S. food prices follow global trends?," Main Street Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue 3.
  4. Penikas, Henry & Savelyeva, Alina, 2013. "Researching and forecasting aggregated consumers’ perception of imported food: Russia and Brazil case studies (1992–2020)," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 32(4), pages 45-70.
  5. Dyck, John H. & Woolverton, Andrea E. & Rangkuti, Fahwani Yuliati, 2012. "Indonesia's Modern Retail Food Sector: Interaction With Changing Food Consumption and Trade Patterns," Economic Information Bulletin 127495, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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