Food Consumption in Urban China

Yanrui Wu, Elton Li, nicholas Samuel

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This paper examines consumption patterns of urban households in China using aggregated household consumption data. A demand system comprising six commodities (rice,pork,vegetables,fish,eggs and fruits) is estimated using a two-stage budgeting procedure which incorporates an almost ideal deamnd system (AIDS) in each stage, Elasticity estimates from the system are plausible and consistent with other relevant studies. Results from this study strengthen the evidence of the emergence of a large Chinese market for non-stable food. The study provides rationale and basis for additional research into Chinese food consumption, especially processed food.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-519
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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