Factors Determining Sago Starch Import Demand: Empirical Evidence from Japan

1International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
2Applied Social System Institute of Asia, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
3Department of Plant Production Science, Graduate School of Bioagriculture Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 31 December 2020

Issue publication date: 31 December 2020

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Abstract

Sago starch (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) is one of the starches imported into Japan. Recently, sago starch has been promoted as a healthy type of starch because it is gluten-free and non-allergenic. This study aims to identify the factors affecting sago starch import demand during the period 1978–2017 in Japan by using a double logarithmic linear function. The study revealed that the price of sago starch, GDP, aging population rate and tariff-rate quota policy are significant factors influencing sago starch importation in Japan.

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Trisia, M.A., Takeshita, H., Kikuta, M. and Ehara, H. (2020), "Factors Determining Sago Starch Import Demand: Empirical Evidence from Japan", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 159-167. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2020.18.4.159

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Copyright © 2020 Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

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*Corresponding author: Marlisa Ayu Trisia International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan Tel: +81-52-789-4240 Fax: +81-52-789-4225 E-mail:

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