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La formación de los precios del trigo en España (1820-1869): el contexto internacional

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  • Domingo Gallego Martínez

    (Universidad de Zaragoza)

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In this article the international wheat market during the middle decades of the nineteenth century is analysed. Our aim is to discover to what extent the ban on importing wheat and wheat flour affected the supply, the agricultural production orientations and the general evolution of the agrarian sector and the Spanish economy as a whole. To this end, domestic and international wheat prices, foreign trade policies and the possible existence of protectionism are reviewed. The picture that emerges is that of an European wheat market in which demand pressures cause a price increase in exporting countries which was offset both by a decrease in transport costs and by the possible effect of the Liberalisation of the trade in this cereal. This reduced the competitiveness of wheat imports and caused, in the Spanish case, a decrease in the opportunity cost of the policy which banned its importation. The consequences of this policy on Spanish agriculture and economy were less relevant than has hitherto been supposed.

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  • Domingo Gallego Martínez, 2004. "La formación de los precios del trigo en España (1820-1869): el contexto internacional," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 34, pages 61-100, december.
  • Handle: RePEc:seh:journl:y:2004:i:34:m:december:p:61-100
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    Cited by:

    1. Vicente Pinilla, 2018. "Agriocliometrics and Agricultural Change in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 1803, Asociación Española de Historia Económica.
    2. Iñaki Iriarte Goñi & Vicente Pinilla, 2019. "The Development of Modern Agricultural History within Economic History in Spain," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 1910, Asociación Española de Historia Económica.
    3. Domingo Gallego Martínez, 2005. "La formación de los precios del trigo en España (1820-1869): el mercado interior," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 36, pages 263-285, august.
    4. Enrique Montañés Primicia, 2007. "Vinos y cuestión algodonera. Los exportadores ante la reforma arancelaria, 1839-1843," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 43, pages 459-483, december.
    5. Vicente Pinilla Navarro, 2004. "Sobre la agricultura y el crecimiento económico en España (1800-1935)," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 34, pages 137-162, december.

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