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Import Demand for Dairy Products in Cote d'Ivoire

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  • Balagtas, Joseph Valdes
  • Coulibaly, Jeanne Y.
  • Diarra, Ibrahim

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We estimate an LA/AIDS model of demand for imported dairy products for Cote d'Ivoire. We employ a unique set of Ivorian customs data, spanning seven dairy products observed monthly from January 1996 to December 2005. Demand for milk powder is found to be inelastic, as substitutes for milk powder in the domestic processing industry are scarce. Demand for fluid milk, yogurt, and cream are found to be elastic, as these domestic products produced from imported powder may substitute for the imports. With the exception of condensed milk, dairy products are found to be necessities.

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  • Balagtas, Joseph Valdes & Coulibaly, Jeanne Y. & Diarra, Ibrahim, 2006. "Import Demand for Dairy Products in Cote d'Ivoire," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21432, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Akaichi, Faical & Chalmers, Neil & Revoredo-Giha, Cesar, 2016. "Consumers’ attitudes and willingness to pay for safer milk in Malawi," 2016 AAAE Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 246448, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
    2. Akaichi, Faiçal & Revoredo-Giha, Cesar, 2014. "The demand for dairy products in Malawi," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 9(3), August.

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