Demand for Meat in Indonesia: Censored AIDS Model

DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130209
No 2/2021, June
pp. 109-119

Widarjono, A. and Ruchba, S. M. (2021) "Demand for Meat in Indonesia: Censored AIDS Model", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 109-119. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130209.


This study estimates the demand for meat in Indonesian urban households encompassing beef, goat, broiler chicken, and native chicken. We estimate the demand for meat using cross-sectional data from the 2013 Indonesian Socio-Economic Household Survey data, which records food expenditure for a week before the survey. Because of some zero expenditure, the Censored Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) using the consistent two-step estimation is applied. The estimated own-price elasticities indicate that all meat products are price-inelastic. Nonetheless, broiler chicken is the most responsive meat product while goat is the least responsive meat product to price changes. All meat products are normal good referring to the estimated income elasticities. However, Native chicken is the most responsive and goat is the most unresponsive to the income change. The estimated cross-price elasticities conclude that broiler chicken and beef are substitute goods. The policy simulation indicates that beef is a meat product that is unresponsive to price and income changes. Native chicken is the most responsive meat product to price and income change, followed by broiler chicken.


Demand for meat, censored AIDS, price and income elasticity, urban Indonesia.


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