How much animal product do the Chinese consume? Empirical evidence from household surveys

Wang, Ji-Min, Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Yang, Yun (2004) How much animal product do the Chinese consume? Empirical evidence from household surveys. Australasian Agribusiness Review, 12. pp. 1-12.

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Reliable information about animal product consumption in China is extremely important for policy formulation and marketing activities. However, publications by China's State Statistical Bureau underestimate animal product consumption. Such underestimated statistics affect policy making and marketing initiatives and also lead to the estimation of distorted parameters that are crucial for other research work. Based on a large-scale household survey, this paper presents findings on animal product consumption in China. Our results show that the consumption of animal products in China has reached a much higher level than was previously held and the SSB statistics underestimate this consumption by as much as 30 to 60%. The paper also identifies the major factors that affect animal product consumption in China. Implications of the findings are discussed

Item ID: 10270
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1442-6951
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Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 23:23
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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