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An econometric analysis of urban households' animal products consumption in Turkey

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People in developing countries are increasing their consumption from the very low levels of the past, and they have a long way to go before coming near developed country averages. In this study, households' animal products consumption patterns are analysed by using Linear Approximation of Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) and survey data collected from households in urban areas in Turkey. According to the results of the study, annual per capita consumption of animal products were 48.18 kg for milk, 26.89 kg for yogurt, 18.55 kg for cheese, 6.45 kg for meat, 22.11 kg for poultry and 10.05 kg for fish. Price elasticities were found to be lower than 1 for milk, yogurt, cheese, poultry and fish and higher than 1 for meat. Moreover, the impacts of socio-demographic factors on the demand for animal products were found to be very low. Determination of production targets and formulation of polices are possible by obtaining the proper information related to the livestock products.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey 2: Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Publication date: 2008-08-01

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