A price analysis of tomatoes in the Netherlands as a tool for framing marketing policy

Date of publication: May 1, 1968


In this paper an econometric price analysis of Dutch tomatoes will be presented. It is not only an effort at developing a tool of short run price forecasting. In fact, the analysis will be focussed on structural developments of the market. The plan of the paper is the following. In paragraph two a brief description of the market will be given. Some alternative models describing the relationships between the main factors affecting prices are proposed in the paragraph three. Estimation of the models is performed on the basis of time series data over the period 1950 - 1966. Results will be discussed in view of the marketing policy warranted in paragraph five. Finally some forecasts of prices will be made.

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