Economic Research Report No. (ERR-197) 35 pp

October 2015

Measuring the Impacts of Off-Season Berry Imports

This report estimates the value to U.S. consumers from the increased availability of off-season imports of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Additional supplies of these fruits from South America and Mexico are especially valuable to consumers because they occur in winter months, when domestic fruit production is relatively low.

Keywords: seasonal imports, berries, compensating variation, consumers? welfare, virtual prices

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