Factors Affecting the Import Demand of Wheat in Turkey

M. UZUNOZ1 and Y. AKCAY2
1 Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, 60240, Tokat, Turkey
2 Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, 60240, Tokat, Turkey

Abstract

UZUNOZ, Meral and Yasar AKCAY, 2009. Factors affecting the import demand of wheat in Turkey. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 60-66

This study analyzed the factors affecting import demand for wheat during the period 1984-2006 by using double logarithmic-linear function. Turkey’s import demand for wheat was specified as a function of domestic prices, gross national product per capita, Turkish lira-US dollar exchange rate, and lagged import, production value of wheat, domestic demand and trend factor. Data covering 1984-2006 periods were used to carry out to the study. The results have been shown that a change of domestic wheat prices is strongly affective on the wheat import demand and Turkish consumers would rather purchase domestic wheat than import wheat gradually.

Key words: Import demand, wheat, using double logarithmic-linear function, Turkey

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