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Demand analysis of meat in Malaysia


Tey, Yeong Sheng and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Mohamed, Zainal Abidin and Abdullah, Amin Mahir and Radam, Alias (2010) Demand analysis of meat in Malaysia. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 16 (2). pp. 199-211. ISSN 1045-4446; ESSN: 1540-4102


One distinct change in Malaysians' food consumption behavior has been the preference toward meat products. Thus it is meaningful to gain insight of meat consumption patterns. As the market becomes increasingly market-led, information on current meat consumption patterns is required to assess how they are likely to change as prices and incomes change. This study attempts to provide a better understanding of demand for meat products in Malaysia. By utilizing data from Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005, Engel curve analysis was conducted to derive income elasticities of meat products from QUAIDS model. The estimated income elasticities show that current food consumption patterns are showing signs of convergence toward a Western diet, exhibiting tendency for preference toward red meats (mutton and beef) over white meats (poultry and pork). The estimated elastic own-price elasticities indicate that Malaysian consumers are sensitive to the change in prices of the meat products, with other things remain constant.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/10454440903415105
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: Meat; Consumption patterns; Quadratic almost ideal demand system model; Engel function; Income elasticity; Own-price elasticity
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 08:51
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13888
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