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The functioning of the food supply chain and its effect on food prices in the European Union - Lina Bukeviciute, Adriaan Dierx and Fabienne Ilzkovitz
Author(s): Lina Bukeviciute, Adriaan Dierx and Fabienne Ilzkovitz, "European Commission"
The functioning of the food supply chain and its effect on food prices in the European Union - Lina Bukeviciute, Adriaan Dierx and Fabienne Ilzkovitz (998 kB)
Summary for non-specialists (99 kB)
The sharp fluctuations in food price inflation at a time of great uncertainty about the economic outlook have raised questions about the functioning of the European food supply chain.
While the observed changes in food prices in EU Member States can be linked to developments in the global demand and supply for agricultural commodities, inefficiencies in the functioning of the food supply chain in terms of market integration, regulation and competition, may have played a role as well.
JEL classification: L11, L40, L50, L66
(European Economy. Occasional Papers 47. May 2009.
Brussels. PDF. 40pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)
|ISBN 978-92-79-11261-4 (online)||
|ISSN 1725-3195 (online)