Marketing Effects of U.S. Fresh Produce Imports

The rapid growth of U.S. fresh produce imports has significant implications for many facets of the U.S. fresh produce industry and consumers as well. Fresh produce imports generally complement domestic production, because of seasonal differences in availability. Since supplies of most U.S.-produced fruits and vegetables are highest in summer and lowest in winter, increased fresh produce imports in the off-seasons make it possible to meet seasonal shortages in U.S. production. In addition, imports can reduce supply volatility even in normal U.S. producing seasons. We measure significant effects of imports, especially for fruits, in reducing domestic price levels and smoothing price fluctuations.


Editor(s):
Epperson, James
Escalante, Cesar
Issue Date:
2012-2012-2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0738-8950
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of Agribusiness, Volume 30, Number 1
Page range:
53-67




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