Supply and demand estimates for feed grains in China

Zhou, Zhang Y., Tian, Wei M., and Malcolm, Bill (2008) Supply and demand estimates for feed grains in China. Agricultural Economics, 39 (1). pp. 111-122.

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In the past two decades, the use of grain to feed livestock in China has increased rapidly. A number of studies have examined demand and supply of grain for animal feed in China. Forecasts have been made. Generally, these projections have turned out to be well wide of the actual supply and demand. Further, forecasts of supply and demand for feed grains for the same time periods have differed greatly. Accurate forecasts of variables affecting supply and demand benefit both producers and consumers. Past forecasts of supply and demand of feed grain for livestock production in China are reviewed and reasons for discrepancies between projections are explored. Ways to improve projections of demand for and supply of grain for livestock feed in China are identified.

Item ID: 5707
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1574-0862
Keywords: feed grains; demand & supply; projections; China
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 01:16
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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