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Title: Economic Analysis of World Demand for Dates Export in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Safar H. Al-Kahtani
Issue Date: 25-Dec-2010
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to study the local dates (marketing problems, cost, and margins) , imported world market share of Saudi dates and other export competitors, demand elasticity estimation, and predicting the Saudi dates export in terms of value and quantity. The results illustrated that, Kwiat was ranked number one among other importing Saudi fresh dates with about 10 million Riyal in year 2004. While Yamen was ranked number one of importing Saudi dry and maknose dates with about 18.9 and 9 million Riyal in year 2004, respectively. Marketing margins for alsokkre, albarhe, alseilage, nabbot safe, monefe, and rotana dates types were 14.1, 6.1, 2.9,2.7,1.6,2.6 Riyal/Kg ,respectively. Farmer share out of retail price for the dates type were 40.6%, 50.1%, 56%, 57.5%, 72.2%, and 63.6% ,respectively. The results concluded that high marketing margins and low farmer share which indicated the weakness of marketing efficiency for dates in Saudi Arabia. High price risk was considered the most marketing problem facing dates farmers in Saudi Arabia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10235
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