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Price Elasticities of Key Agricultural Commodities in China


  • Zhuang, Renan
  • Abbott, Philip C.


We estimate a simultaneous equations model of Chinese markets for wheat, rice, corn, pork, and poultry. Elasticities for consumption, feed demand, production, stocks demand, and foreign trade fall within the range of results from previous studies, and are reasonable magnitudes. China has market power in the trade for all commodities.

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  • Zhuang, Renan & Abbott, Philip C., 2005. "Price Elasticities of Key Agricultural Commodities in China," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19267, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea05:19267

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