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Title: Marketing Margins for Vegetable and Fruit Crops in SaudiArabia
Authors: Safar H. Al-Kahtani
Mohammed A. Al-Feel
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: The Saudi General of Agricultural Sciences, University of King Saud
Abstract: The objective of this paper was to study marketing margins for some vegetable and fruit crops in Saudi Arabia in order to find out some indicators about marketing system efficiency for these crops. Primary data of different regions was collected. The sample survey covered producers, wholesalers, and retailers. The results indicated that marketing margins for tomato, cucumber, potato, onion, watermelon, and cantaloupe were 0.97, 1.27, 0.80, 0.92, and 0.90, Riyal/Kg, respectively. However, 25% out of the margin located between wholesaler and retail price, and 75% located between farm and wholesaler price. Farmer share out of retail price for the same crops were 52.5%, 51.5%, 47.8%, 45.6%, 44.2%, and 50.2%, respectively. Marketing margins for alsokare, alborhe, alselege, nabot safe, monefe, and rotana dates were 14.1, 6.9, 2.9, 2.7, 1.6, and 2.6 Riyal/Kg, respectively. Farmer share out of retail price for the same dates types were 40.6%, 50.1%, 56%, 57.5%, 72.2% , and 63.6% ,respectively. The results concluded high marketing margins and low farmer share for vegetable and dates which indicated the weakness of marketing efficiency for these crops in Saudi Arabia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10268
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