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Growth in Malaysia's export food market: a shift-share analysis


Alias, Emmy Farha and Radam, Alias and Yeong, Pei Fen and Yacob, Mohd Rusli and Alam, Md. Ferdous (2014) Growth in Malaysia's export food market: a shift-share analysis. Asian Social Science, 10 (3). pp. 26-43. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


Agriculture sector plays an important role in the Malaysian economy. Malaysia experiences deficit in food balance of trade but some of the agricultural products such as palm oil, fisheries etc. have competitive advantage. This paper aims to examine Malaysia’s export food market growth between 1996 and 2009 using shift-share analysis. Findings show that the major export commodities from Malaysia are animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS 15) during the said period. The increasing growth rate of Malaysia’s exports is found in the newly industrialized countries such as China, Iran, India and Ukraine due to their increasing demand for edible oil. However, influences of the trading agreements between these countries also cannot be denied.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n3p26
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Shift-share analysis; Food market; Palm oil; Edible oil
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 14:17
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 04:35
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37807
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