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Title: U.S. KIWIFRUIT INDUSTRY MODEL: ANNUAL SUPPLY AND MONTHLY DEMAND
Authors: Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa
Willett, Lois Schertz
Keywords: econometrics
demand flexibility
imports
kiwifruit
specialty crop
Issue Date: 2000-12
Abstract: A dynamic econometric model of the U.S. kiwifruit industry provides a framework for empirical analysis of small-scale commodities, particularly those used by producers for diversification. Production and marketing processes are explained by annual and monthly components, respectively. Results confirm that plantings were speculative and that economic feasibility critically impacts acreage retention as the industry matures. Prices at alternative outlets and fruit quality in storage affect monthly shipments. Flexibilities of monthly f.o.b. prices imply elastic kiwifruit demand, and imports are found to be substitutes. The industry could increase its average annual gross revenue by marketing the crop earlier in the season.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15306
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 32, Number 03, December 2000
Total Pages: 13
Language: English
From Page: 479
To Page: 491
Collections:Volume 32, Number 03, December 2000

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