Food Consumption in China: the revolution continues

Zhou, Zhang-Yue, Liu, Hongbo, Cao, Lijuan, Tian, Wei-Ming, and Wang, Ji-Min (2014) Food Consumption in China: the revolution continues. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.

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Abstract

Recent decades have seen China's domestic consumption in sectors such as food, housing, health care, education and travel greatly increase. This important book assesses China's current food consumption trends and the outlook for its future needs of such a crucial commodity.

Key features of this book include:

-A systematic examination of the key elements shaping food consumption, with particular attention to factors peculiar to China;

-An evaluation of changes in food consumption between rural and urban residents, the rich and poor, and consumers of different regions and identification of the key drivers behind such changes;

-A comprehensive coverage of all major food items including food grains, meats and other animal products, fruits and vegetables, alcoholic drinks, and aquacultural products; and

-A projection for China's food import needs by 2020.

This book will be of great relevance to anyone who is interested in the dynamics of Chinese food consumption, such as commodity traders, leaders of agri-food industries, food trade officials, and food market researchers. It will also prove a valuable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in food marketing and trade, general food and agricultural economics, and scholars studying food consumption issues.

Item ID: 33647
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-78254-919-2
Keywords: food, consumption, demand and supply, China, forecast, supply and demand, food consumption, implications
Funders: Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts, James Cook University (JCU), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSF), Chinese Ministry of Education
Projects and Grants: NNSF No. 71203096, Chinese Ministry of Education Research Funds No. 20120097120042
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 02:43
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified @ 40%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 40%
14 ECONOMICS > 1403 Econometrics > 140303 Economic Models and Forecasting @ 20%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption @ 70%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 10%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910211 Supply and Demand @ 20%
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