An empirical investigation of the demand for bananas in Germany

ALISON BURRELL, ARNE HENNINGSEN

Published: 28.05.2001  〉 Heft 4 (von 8) 2001  〉 Resort: Articles 
Submitted: N. A.   〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A.   〉 Accepted: N. A.

ABSTRACT

We use econometric methods to investigate consumer demand for bananas and for other fruit in Germany. Monthly household survey data for the period 1986-1998 are analysed. Demand for bananas is significantly responsive to own price, suggesting that policy-induced price increases generate the usual dead-weight losses. Demand is also responsive to income changes, indicating that there is scope for further market expansion as incomes grow. There is evidence that other categories of fruit are both gross and net substitutes for bananas.
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Authors (senior authorship is shared):
Dr. ALISON BURRELL, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen, University, Hollandseweg 1, NL-6701 KN Wageningen (The Netherlands) (E-Mail: Alison.Burrell @alg.aae.wau.nl) and
ARNE HENNINGSEN, student of Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, priv. Norgaard/Gintoft 34, D-24972 Steinbergkirche (Germany) (E-Mail: AHenningsen@web.de)
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