Demand for Beef in Malaysia: Preference for Quantity, Quality or Lean?
Tey, Yeong Sheng and Radam, Alias and Mohamed, Zainalabidin and Mahir Abdullah, Amin and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir (2008) Demand for Beef in Malaysia: Preference for Quantity, Quality or Lean? International Food Research Journal, 15 (3). pp. 347-353. ISSN 1985-4668
Using the Malaysian Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005 data, this study investigated Malaysian consumers’ preference for beef quantity, quality, and lean beef. Demand and price models that incorporated consumer socio-economic variables were estimated via two-stage least squares (2SLS). This study showed that Malaysian consumers tend to demand for more quantity rather than quality of beef products. Malaysian consumers are also more responsive to price changes rather than fat reduction in beef products. It is more profitable for beef market players to increase their production as Malaysian consumers are expected to consume increasing amounts of beef products.
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