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The Impact Of Subsidies, Storage, And Exchange Rates On Exports Of Canadian Fresh Carrots To The United States


  • Bierlen, Ralph W.
  • Blandford, David


Canadian exports of fresh carrots to the United States have increased substantially in recent years. The depreciation of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar has been a major factor. Canadian government subsidies also may have had an impact by accelerating the construction of cold storage facilities. These have permitted the marketing period to be extended. However, an analysis of costs and returns suggests that cold storage of carrots is commercially profitable. Storage capacity would probably have increased without government aid. The returns to storage and the change in exchange rates are the primary factors contributing to the expansion of Canadian exports.

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  • Bierlen, Ralph W. & Blandford, David, 1987. "The Impact Of Subsidies, Storage, And Exchange Rates On Exports Of Canadian Fresh Carrots To The United States," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 16(2), October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nejare:28976

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