Authors: YAVUZ CEVGER, ENGİN SAKARYA
Abstract: Secondary data from different sources were used to examine the changes in red meat prices in Turkey between 1976 and 1989 taking account of the impacts of inflation and red meat imports during that period. It is observed that in current prices a higher price increase was realized in red meat prices compared to the fattening feed prices in the period 1976-1999. When the effects of inflation and purchasing power of money are taken into account, it is determined that red meat prices rose at an increasing rate, whereas feed prices decreased after 1995. On the other hand, it was determined that red meat imports were not able to prevent price increases in red meat; in contrast, they caused a lower domestic supply, which further increased the market price of red meat.
Keywords: Red meat prices, feed prices, red meat import, livestock policy, effect of inflation
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