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Title: The Economic Effects of Major Variables on the Production and Consumption of Eggs in the King¬dom of Saudi Arabia
Authors: K.A.Al-Hamoudi
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Journal of college of Agriculture, King Saud University
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze the major factors affect¬ing the supply and demand of eggs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Economic indicators provided by the study could be used to predict the economic forces that govern egg marketing in the future. Time series and cross sectional data were used in the study. Statistical and econometric pro¬cedures were used to analyze the data according to their nature and the required analysis. The study concluded that the great support of the government to poul¬try projects was the major factor behind the dramatic increase in eggs pro¬duction. The estimated consumption -expenditure elasticity and marginal propensity to expend on eggs were 0.461 and 0.0024 respectively, and they are expected to decrease gradually to 0.372 and 0.0015 respectively in A. H. 1410 Monthly household expenditure on eggs is expected to reach SR 39.9 while local demand is expected to reach 2758 million eggs in the same year. This continous government support to eggs production and the solu¬tion of the present production and marketing problems facing producers will be reflected in an increasing surplus of eggs. Without developing a good export system for eggs in the Kingdom, the continously increasing eggs surplus will be a serious problem in the future.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10295
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