Alcoholic beverage consumption in China: A censored demand system approach

Suwen Pan, Cheng Fang, Jaime Malaga

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China's admission in the WTO and commitment to cut tariffs on alcohol related goods provide a considerable opportunity for the USA, Europe and other countries. The present study examines Chinese consumer behaviour with regard to alcoholic beverages (wine, wine cooler and beer) using a Chinese household survey data. The results show that beer and wine cooler are normal goods while wine is still a luxury good in China. The price elasticities of wine and wine cooler are larger than that of beer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-979
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Dec 15 2006


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