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The demand for meat in Egypt: An almost ideal estimation

Mohamed Alboghdady () and Mohamed Khairy Alashry

African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2010, vol. 04, issue 1, 12

Abstract: This paper analyzes the demand for meat in Egypt for the period 1990–2005 using the linearized Almost Ideal Demand System to estimate own-price, cross-price and expenditure elasticities. It found that the Marshallian own-price elasticity was the highest for fish, followed by chicken, beef and duck. On the other hand, the crossprice elasticity of beef showed a complementary relationship with the other meat types, except for fish, which is substitutive. Chicken and fish showed a substitutive relationship with all other meat types. Duck showed a substitutive relationship with all meats except rabbit. Mutton and rabbit showed a versatile relationship with the other meat types. The highest substitutive relationship was between mutton and beef. Compensated own-price elasticity estimates showed similar trends but smaller values than uncompensated ones, which is theoretically consistent

Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.93884

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