Demand for quality vegetables in Malaysia
Tey, Yeong Sheng and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Mohamed, Zainalabidin and Selamat, Jinap and Ramin, Abdul Ghariff (2009) Demand for quality vegetables in Malaysia. International Food Research Journal, 16 . pp. 313-327. ISSN 1985-4668
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The objective of this study is to investigate the demand for quality vegetables in Malaysia. This study estimates quality elasticities from the difference between expenditure and quantity elasticities in order to show the demand for quality vegetables in Malaysia. By using the Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005, expenditure and quantity Engel equations are estimated via two stage least square. The positive estimated quality elasticities (except root and tuberous vegetable) show that Malaysian consumers tend to increase their demand for quality vegetables in response to their incomes rise. To be more specific, urban consumers are expected to demand more of higher quality vegetables (except root and tuberous vegetable) than rural consumers.
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