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Import Demand For Malt: A Times Series And Econometric Analysis

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  • Satyanarayana, Vidyashankara
  • Wilson, William W.
  • Johnson, D. Demcey

European Union (EU) dominance of the world malt trade is thought to be due to quality advantages and/or due to export restitutions. A Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) was estimated for four major malt importing countries: Japan, Brazil, Philippines, and Venezuela. Elasticities of substitution for malt among different sources were computed. Results show that malt imported from the EU is least substitutable with malt from other sources, and demand for EU malt is less responsive to changes in price. Expenditure elasticities indicate that the four importers spend proportionately more on malt imports from the EU compared to malt from other sources. For these reasons, the study concludes that price subsidy-based export expansion measures for non-EU malt may have limited effects.

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Paper provided by North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics in its series Agricultural Economics Reports with number 23343.

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Date of creation: 1997
Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaer:23343
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  1. Edgerton, David L., 1993. "On The Estimation Of Separable Demand Models," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 18(02), December.
  2. Wilson, William W. & Johnson, D. Demcey, 1995. "North American Malting Barley Trade: Impacts of Differences in Quality and Marketing Costs," Agricultural Economics Reports 23128, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
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