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Dynamic Estimation of U.S. Demand for Fresh Vegetable Imports

Kilungu Nzaku and Jack E. Houston

No 52209, 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: This paper analyses U.S. demand for fresh vegetable imports using a dynamic AIDS model. The commodities selected for the study include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and asparagus. The results shows that the demand for fresh vegetable imports is more elastic compared to the demand for domestic fresh vegetables. Also demand for all the fresh vegetables is significantly responsive to changes in own-price and expenditure. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cucumber imports do not complement domestic supply as is often believed but are significant substitutes.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Demand and Price Analysis; International Relations/Trade; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20
Date: 2009-07-26
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.52209

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