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Farm-retail price spread for pork in Malaysia

Tey, (John) Yeong-Sheng and Randy, Stringer and Wendy, Umberger (2009): Farm-retail price spread for pork in Malaysia.

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Abstract

The price difference between farm and retail levels is called price spread, which is constituted mostly by marketing costs and profits. From the price spread, this paper intends to estimate elasticities of price transmission for pork in Malaysia via different empirical model specifications of markup pricing model. Using data from January 1997 to December 2007, a quantitative analysis of farm-to-retail price spreads was undertaken for pork in Malaysia. It was found that retail price is the only variable which is significant. The farm-retail price transmission for pork is very elastic.

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