Food consumption dynamics in China: the case of beef

Liu, Hongbo, Parton, Kevin A., Cox, Rodney, and Zhou, Zhang-Yue (2006) Food consumption dynamics in China: the case of beef. In: Proceedings of ACESA 2006 International Conference. From: Emerging China: Internal Challenges and Global Implications, 13-14 July 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

As a large developing country, China has experienced rapid economic growth in the two decades. With the increase of consumer income, food consumption has become greatly diversified. Such changes have more implications for policy makers and for food marketers. Beef as a meat product is slowly gaining ground relative to the more traditional pork products. A small percentage change in China’s beef consumption could lead to a dramatic impact on international trade in beef and feed grains. This paper has concentrated on factors affecting beef purchasing decisions in China. Using probit regression analysis, the effect was estimated of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, together with other influences on preferences as they affect beef purchasing decisions. Data were collected from two separate consumer surveys – one urban and one rural. This permitted better estimation of overall trends and comparison between urban and rural consumer preferences for beef.

Item ID: 4374
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: beef; China; food consumption
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 03:53
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption @ 100%
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