Economies of Scale in der Produktion versus Diseconomies im Transport: Zum Strukturwandel im Molkereisektor

In this article, we simulate structural change within the German dairy sector employing a sector-wide optimization model. As a result, we obtain cost minimizing structures of the dairy sector for various scenarios differentiated by time horizon and level of transportation cost. We demonstrate that the model is capable of explaining the current trend which is characterized by a decrease in the number of dairies while average capacity is increasing. However, this development is less pronounced if transportation cost rises relative to other costs.


Other Titles:
Economies of scale in production versus transport diseconomies: on the structural change within the dairy sector
Issue Date:
2006
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
10.22004/ag.econ.97183
ISSN 0002-1121 (Other)
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/97183
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97183
Published in:
German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 55, 03
Page range:
152-167
Total Pages:
16




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