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Quantitative analysis of the Iimpact of imports on the domestic pig and pigmeat industries

Consultancy report

This report was produced by the Institute for Research into International, Competitiveness, Curtin Business School, and the Muresk Institute of Agriculture, both of the Curtin University of Technology.

  • Contents

Executive Summary

1 Introduction

2 Industry Overview: What are the Issues?
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Pig production sector – size and structure
2.3 Pig production sector – technical and economic performance
2.4 Pig processing and slaughtering
2.5 Pig product marketing
2.6 Imports of pigmeat
2.7 The main issues

3 Australian Pig Industry Studies: A Review
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The Industry Commission
3.2.1 The 1995 ABARE Report
3.2.2 The 1998 ABARE Interim Report
3.2.3 The NSW Government Report
3.3 The Queensland Report, (Purcell and Harrison, 1998)
3.4 Summary

4 Time Series Properties of the Data
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Data Sources
4.3 Data Trends
4.4 Data Stationarity
4.4.1 DF and ADF tests
4.4.2 HEGY tests

5 Modelling the Impact of Imports on the Pigmeat Market
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Data
5.3 Methodology
5.4 Empirical Results
5.5 Conclusion

6 Conclusion