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Import Demand For Disaggregated Fresh Fruits In Japan

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  • Schmitz, Troy G.
  • Seale, James L., Jr.

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Using annual Japanese fresh fruit import data from 1971 to 1997, this study analyzes the import patterns of Japan's seven most popular fresh fruits by implementing and testing a general differential dmand system that nests four alternative import demand specifications. When tested against the general system using the five-good case (bananas, grapefutis, oranges, and lemons and aggregating pineapples, berries, and grapes), the analysis rejects the Almost Ideal Demand System and National Bureau of Research specifications but does not reject Rotterdam and Central Bureau of Statistics models. When estimated using the six-good case (bananas, grapefuits, oranges, lemons, and pineapples and aggregating berries and grapes), the analysis rejects all specifications except the Rotterdam model.

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  • Schmitz, Troy G. & Seale, James L., Jr., 2002. "Import Demand For Disaggregated Fresh Fruits In Japan," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 34(03), December.
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    Keywords

    Almost Ideal Demand System; consumer demand; fruit; import demand; Japan; Rotterdam; Demand and Price Analysis; C3; F1; Q0;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General

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