Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(2), pp. 129 - 139
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050208
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Regional Food Price Inflation Transmission

Franck Cachia *
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Statistics Division, Italy


Understanding to what extent and speed agricultural commodity price changes on international markets are transmitted to consumers is key in assessing the vulnerability of households to price shocks. The importance of these transmission indicators is compounded, in developing countries, by the fact that consumers tend to spend a higher proportion of their income on food items. Regional estimates of food inflation transmission can also be used to predict consumer-level impacts of international price shocks, contributing to improve the information basis on which to base policy mitigation actions and to focus on the areas likely to suffer the most. The aim of this paper is to provide estimates of the transmission of price changes from international commodity markets to consumers in different regions of the world, using monthly data from FAO's Food Price Indices and Regional Food Consumer Price Indices. This econometric analysis, which uses impulse response functions from error-correction models, is useful in establishing typologies of regions with respect to the extent and speed of price transmission processes.

Food Price Inflation Transmission, Regional Food Consumer Prices, Error-correction Models

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[1] Franck Cachia , "Regional Food Price Inflation Transmission," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 129 - 139, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050208.

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Franck Cachia (2017). Regional Food Price Inflation Transmission. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(2), 129 - 139. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050208.