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Asymmetry in beef, lamb and pork farm-retail price transmission in Australia

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  • Griffith, G. R.
  • Piggott, N. E.

The hypothesis of asymmetry in price transmission within the Australian meat market is tested using monthly data for beef, lamb and pork prices at different market levels over the period 1971-1988. The results indicate that asymmetrical price response is a strategy used by beef and lamb retailers and wholesalers to adjust to changing input prices, but not by pork retailers and wholesalers. This difference is perhaps unexpected given the similarity in behaviours relating to price levelling in this market, the high cross-price elasticities of demand between these meats, and the relatively greater degree of concentration in the pork market.

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Article provided by Blackwell in its journal Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (1994)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 307-316

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Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:10:y:1994:i:3:p:307-316
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