Agricultural economists often require information and estimates
on price and income elasticities for their research and analysis.
Having a review of elasticities for major commodities and countries
in a database will lay the foundation for more accurate research on
production, consumption, and trade.
Most of the demand elasticities in this data product are from
academic and government research conducted in the United States on
consumer demand, as published in working papers, dissertations, and
peer-reviewed journals and as presented at professional conferences
in the United States. The most fully covered countries are the
United States and China, and the greatest number of demand studies
are for vegetables, fruits, and grocery products such as coffee and
ketchup. The income, expenditure, own-price, and cross-price
elasticities can be downloaded in Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat