Rising demand for livestock products in India: nature, patterns and implications

Gandhi, Vasant P., and Zhou, Zhang-yue (2010) Rising demand for livestock products in India: nature, patterns and implications. Australasian Agribusiness Review, 18. pp. 103-135.

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Abstract

With a large population and recent growth in consumer income, India’s demand for food has increased. However, research continues to emphasise basic foods, and the demand for livestock products remains poorly understood. This study examines the demand for livestock products by Indian consumers using national sample survey data. The study shows that there has been a rapid rise in the demand for livestock products in India. Within the livestock products group, milk and milk products hold the dominant share. Our analysis further suggests that India’s rapid rise in the demand for livestock products may far outpace its domestic supply. Implications are discussed.

Item ID: 16508
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: live stock products, demand and supply, India, trade implications
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ISSN: 1442-6951
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 04:51
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910211 Supply and Demand @ 100%
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