Animal Product Consumption Trends in China
How much animal product do the Chinese consume at present? How much animal product will the Chinese consume in the near future? Plausible estimates that can answer these questions seem to be extremely scarce. On the other hand, there has been strong demand for such estimates by many in trade and government departments who are concerned about Chinaâ€™s livestock industry development and animal product market potential but are puzzled by the fact that Chinaâ€™s consumption of animal products only accounts for about 40% of their availability. We believe that the present level of animal product consumption in China is underestimated, which subsequently causes enormous difficulty in projecting Chinaâ€™s future animal product consumption. This paper contributes to the literature by estimating a set of animal product consumption levels for China at present and in the near future. It first derives the present level of animal product consumption in China by establishing a production-consumption balance sheet. Based on this adjusted consumption level, the paper then projects likely scenarios of Chinaâ€™s animal product consumption in 2010 by considering the key factors that may affect Chinaâ€™s future animal product consumption.
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- Frank H. Fuller & Dermot J. Hayes & Darnell B. Smith, 1999.
"Reconciling Chinese Meat Production and Consumption Data,"
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications
99-wp210, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
- Fuller, Frank H. & Hayes, Dermot J. & Smith, Darnell, 2000. "Reconciling Chinese Meat Production and Consumption Data," Staff General Research Papers Archive 1318, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
- Frank H. Fuller & Dermot J. Hayes & Darnell B. Smith, 1999. "Reconciling Chinese Meat Production and Consumption Data," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 99-wp210, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
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