Title: Agricultural Import Demand in Low-Income, Middle-Income, and Centrally Planned Economies
Published in: Proceedings Issues
Editors: Hanrahan, C. and G.E. Rossmiller, eds.
Meeting Date: June 1981
Meeting Location: Washington, DC
Publication Details: International Economics Division, Economic Research Service, USDA Report #FAER-173
Agricultural Import Demand in Low-Income, Middle-Income, and Centrally Planned Countries
Charles E. Hanrahan and George E. Rossmiller, eds., August, 1982
International Economics Division, Economic Research Service, USDA
ERS Staff Report #FAER-173
This report provides summaries of the papers and discussions presented at the June 23-24, 1981 meeting of the IATRC. It was held in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on world demand for agricultural imports and the policies and conditions in low-income, middle-income, and centrally planned countries that influence import demand. During the seventies, demand for agricultural imports increased substantially in low-and middle-income countries and the centrally planned countries. Future growth in such demand will depend on internal policy decisions and domestic and international economic conditions of these countries. State trading, food reserves, and bilateral agreements are becoming increasingly important in international agricultural trade.