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
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.