Demand for Fish in Asia: A Cross-Country Analysis

18 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2008

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Madan Mohan Dey

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Yolanda T. Garcia

University of the Philippines, Los Baños - Department of Economics

Praduman Kumar

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

Somying Piumsombun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Muhammad Sirajul Haque

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Luping Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Alias Radam

University Putra Malaysia

Athula Senaratne

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nguyen Tri Khiem

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sonny Koeshendrajana

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Fish demand patterns in nine Asian countries were investigated using a multistage budgeting framework allowing a disaggregated approach to analysing fish consumption. This paper highlights the heterogeneity of fisheries products in terms of species, sources and cultural responses of consumers, factors that are important in fish demand under the Asian setting. Specifically, fish demand by income groups were compared to determine how the low- and high-income households respond to price and income changes. Results showed that the estimated price and income elasticities of all fish types included in the study were relatively more elastic among the poorer households.

Suggested Citation

Dey, Madan Mohan and Garcia, Yolanda T. and Kumar, Praduman and Piumsombun, Somying and Haque, Muhammad Sirajul and Li, Luping and Radam, Alias and Senaratne, Athula and Khiem, Nguyen Tri and Koeshendrajana, Sonny, Demand for Fish in Asia: A Cross-Country Analysis. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 321-338, September 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1261006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2008.00418.x

Madan Mohan Dey

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR
United States

Yolanda T. Garcia (Contact Author)

University of the Philippines, Los Baños - Department of Economics ( email )

Philippines

Praduman Kumar

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

New Delhi
India

Somying Piumsombun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Muhammad Sirajul Haque

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Luping Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

52 Sanlihe Rd.
Datun Road, Anwai
Beijing, Xicheng District 100864
China

Alias Radam

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

Athula Senaratne

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nguyen Tri Khiem

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sonny Koeshendrajana

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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