Urban foodgrain consumption

Tian, Wei-Ming, and Zhou, Zhang-Yue (2005) Urban foodgrain consumption. In: Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Tian, Wei-Ming, (eds.) Grains in China: foodgrain, feedgrain and world trade. The Chinese Economy . Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England, pp. 63-86.

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Abstract

[Extract] Data used to describe urban foodgrain consumption are primarily from China's State Statistical Bureau. Since the late 1970s, the availability of diverse foods to urban residents has been significantly improved, thanks to the rural economic reforms. As a result of their increased income, urban residents can now increase their consumption of various foods, and their expenditure on food has been increasing. However, due to a faster increase in their disposable income, the actual share of food expenditure out of total living expenditure, or the Engel coefficient, has been declining over the past two decades (see Figure 5.1). The Engel coefficient declined from 57.5% in 1978 to 37.7% in 2002.

Item ID: 7367
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7546-4280-0
Keywords: China; foodgrain consumption
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 00:22
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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