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Transition to agricultural market economies: the future of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.

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This book offers information on the agricultural economy of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine (KRU region). It covers a wide range of relevant issues, such as agricultural policies that affect production and trade, the privatization of land markets, the optimal use of fertilizers and other inputs, and the role of cooperatives. A number of sectors are examined, including poultry, dairy, fruits, and ve...


Chapter 19 (Page no: 191)

Wheat export restrictions in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine: impact on prices along the wheat-to-bread supply chain.

Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine (KRU) are among the grain-exporting countries that implemented wheat export restrictions between 2007 and 2011 during the global commodity price peaks. This chapter provides an overview on the price effects induced by wheat export controls in the KRU region. It becomes evident that the domestic price effects of export controls were heterogeneous among the KRU countries, and that domestic prices were only partially insulated from international price developments. Also, export controls increased, rather than decreased, domestic wheat price volatility. Furthermore, the effectiveness of export controls as an instrument to protect against high food prices is questionable, particularly in the case of wheat, which is transformed to an end consumer product in a complex supply chain. In all three KRU countries, the intermediate milling industry did not transmit the price increases of the wheat price to the flour price. Instead, the milling industry increased the flour price proportionally, which increased bread production costs and led to higher bread prices throughout the KRU region.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Overview of agriculture in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. Author(s): Liefert, W. M. Liefert, O.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Kazakhstan's agricultural development constraints: evidence from the wheat, beef and dairy sectors. Author(s): Petrick, M. Oshakbaev, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) The rise of the former Soviet Union region as a major grain exporter. Author(s): Liefert, W. M. Liefert, O.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Policy issues and prospects for Ukraine's grain exports. Author(s): Schroeder, K. G. Meyers, W. H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) Wheat export development in Ukraine. Author(s): Kobuta, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Effect of relative export price changes of the top principal crops in Russia. Author(s): Vorotnikova, E. Asci, S. Seale, J. L., Jr.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 72) The role of production cooperatives in Russian agriculture. Author(s): Golovina, S. Nilsson, J. Wolz, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Agricultural cooperative development in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Author(s): Sedik, D. Lerman, Z.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 92) The strategy of innovative development of Russian agriculture. Author(s): Epstein, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 102) The emergence of agroholdings and patterns of land use in Ukraine. Author(s): Lapa, V. Gagalyuk, T. Ostapchuk, I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 111) Large-scale dairy and poultry production in Russia: level and trends of development. Author(s): Surovtsev, V. N. Nikulina, Y. Saigusheva, U.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Does agroholding membership increase productivity and efficiency in Russian agriculture? Evidence from agroholdings in the Belgorod Oblast. Author(s): Hahlbrock, K. Hockmann, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 133) Large-scale dairy and poultry production in Russia: efficiency and external environment. Author(s): Surovtsev, V. N. Schedrin, E. Ponomarev, M. Chastikova, E. Saigusheva, U.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 145) International crop yield comparisons: selected KRU regions. Author(s): Moss, C. B. Schmitz, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 157) Modelling fertilizer demand: the three bads. Author(s): Schmitz, A. Moss, C. B.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 164) Russian trade in agricultural products: current state and influences of trade integration. Author(s): Erokhin, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 172) Farm support in Ukraine and Russia under the rules of the WTO. Author(s): Brink, L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 183) Accession of KRU to the WTO: the effect of tariff reductions on KRU and international wheat markets. Author(s): Burkitbayeva, S. Kerr, W. A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 204) Agricultural land policy of Ukraine: state legislation and efficiency analysis. Author(s): Murova, O.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 215) Dynamics of agricultural production and land use in post-soviet Ukraine. Author(s): Nizalov, D. Thornsbury, S. Loveridge, S. Woods, M. Zadorozhna, O.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 228) Competitive analysis of pulse production in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Author(s): Boersch, M. Kirby, S.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 238) Evaluating the economic efficiency of subsidies based on the basic output equations for agricultural enterprises in the north-western regions of Russia. Author(s): Epstein, D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 2, D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780645353
  • Record Number
  • 20153199079