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Some new features of the global dairy industry

Zhou, Peng ORCID: and Li, Dai 2016. Some new features of the global dairy industry. Journal of Food and Dairy Technology 4 (4) , pp. 38-44.

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Dairy commodity price tends to be volatile with prospect to surge. This feature entails the necessity of obtaining the quantitative relationship to forecast the consequences following price change. Elasticity is employed to quantify the responsiveness between price and supply/demand. The dairy industry is inelastic in general, but elastic for some substitutable products, e.g. whole milk. Under volatile price fluctuations, information on elasticity, supply curve and demand curve of the segmented market of interest is more relevant than that of the overall dairy industry. Supply curve is upward sloping and elastic. The changes in production resulting from price fluctuations can be estimated based on the supply curve. Demand curve is downward sloping and inelastic. The changes in sales resulting from price fluctuations can be estimated based on the supply curve. Given the growing need in markets like China and India, high quality dairy commodities will be the future direction for investment

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dairy production, Elasticity, investment, vitamins, Milk
Publisher: Research & Reviews
ISSN: 2321-6204
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 December 2016
Date of Acceptance: 5 December 2016
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 20:15

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