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Transportation demand for petroleum products in Indonesia: a time series analysis


  • Suleiman Sa'ad


This paper used annual time series data for the period 1973 to 2007 in two econometric techniques [the structural time series model (STSM) and unrestricted error correction model (UECM)] developed to estimate petroleum products (gasoline and diesel) and demand functions for the transportation sector of Indonesia and make a forecast of per capita consumption of the total products until the year 2030 under three scenarios. The results from both models revealed that the demand for petroleum products are price inelastic, with an estimated long-run price elasticity of - 0.19 in the STSM and - 0.16 in the UECM. However, total petroleum is income elastic in the long run with a long-run income elasticity of 0.97 under the STSM and 0.88 in the UECM. The estimated demand functions are used to construct a projection of future transportation demand for petroleum products until 2030 under three alternative scenarios: business as usual, low case scenario and high case scenario. The results of this exercise suggests that by 2030, the demand for total petroleum products per capita for Indonesia will increase to about 0.498 toe in the STSM and 0.476 toe in the UECM under the baseline scenario, 0.197 toe in the STSM and 0.186 toe in the UECM under low case scenario and finally, 0.976 toe in the STSM and 0.886 toe under high case scenario. Copyright 2009 The Author. Journal compilation 2009 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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  • Suleiman Sa'ad, 2009. "Transportation demand for petroleum products in Indonesia: a time series analysis," OPEC Energy Review, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, vol. 33(2), pages 140-154, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:opecrv:v:33:y:2009:i:2:p:140-154

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