CHANGES IN MARKETING SYSTEM OF RAW JUTE IN BANGLADESH

The study examined the changes in raw jute marketing system in Bangladesh. Ten primary and two secondary markets were selected purposively from five intensive jute growing and two jute trading areas of the country, respectively during 2010-11. Between two terminal markets, annual arrival of raw jute was found higher in Khulna (Daulatpur) than that of Narayanganj. Most of the total raw jute is exported through Chittagong and Mongla sea ports of the country. The mode of payment for raw jute trading was mostly dependent on credit system with higher pay off period. None of the selected farmers sold any raw jute to the government purchased centres during the study periods. The number of licensed ‘dealer of jute’ as well as kutcha and pucca presses have increased over the years. The study identified more markets participants involved in the raw jute marketing system over the previous studies. In terms of profit (net margin) making, the performance of the millers and the faria was relatively better than that of other participants. Marketing costs and margins have increased over the years, but their net margins as percentage of total investment were not much higher. The existing raw jute marketing system can be identified an efficient system in terms of producers’ share of the consumers’ prices. The study showed higher seasonal variability and deviation in raw jute prices in the study area. Raw jute should be purchased directly from jute growers under public procurement programme with minimum support price.


Editor(s):
QUDDUS, MD. ABDUL
RAHMAN, MD. SAIDUR
HOSSAIN, MOHAMMAD ISMAIL
MD. AKTERUZZAMAN
RAHMAN, KHANDAKER MD. MOSTAFIZUR
HAQUE, M. SAYEEDUL
RAHMAN, MD. WAKILUR
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Issue Date:
Feb 20 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0257-3539
Language:
English
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 36, Number 1-2
Page range:
33-19




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