AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE EXPORT MARKET FOR MONTANA WHEAT

The objectives of this study are: (1) To determine the amounts of Montana spring and winter wheat which are entering the export market. (2) To review the world market for wheat exports. (3) To examine the United States position in the Japanese wheat import market by means of an electicity of substitution approach. Accomplishment of the first objective involved data collection from both primary and secondary sources to arrive at an estimate of Montana's wheat exports. The fulfillment of the second objective included a general description of the world wheat market, and utilization of a market share analysis of United States exports. To determine the elasticity of substitution between wheat exports from the United States and exports from competing exporters in the Japanese market, least squares linear regression was run using quantity ratios as dependent variables and price ratios as independent variables. Since much of this research concerns Japanese wheat importation, the remainder of this report reviews the history and procedures of Japanese wheat imports.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
  • Authors:
    • Ochsner, G L
    • Cramer, G L
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 679
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM