Title

Dairy food consumption, supply, and policy in Japan

Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Food Policy

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

228

Last Page

237

DOI

10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.02.009

Abstract

We investigate Japanese dairy markets. We first provide an overview of consumer demand and how it evolved after World War II. Using historical data and econometric estimates of Japanese dairy demand, we identify economic, cultural and demographic forces that have been shaping consumption patterns. Then we summarize the characteristics of Japanese milk production and dairy processing and policies affecting them. We then describe the import regime and trade flows in dairy products. The paper concludes with policy recommendations of how to reform the Japanese dairy sector.

Comments

This working paper was published as Campo, Isabelle Schluep and John C. Beghin, "Dairy food consumption, supply, and policy in Japan," Food Policy 31 (2006): 228–237, doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.02.009.