Investigating factors affecting the U.S. national nursery trade: The implications of a gravity model

Xiaofang Guo, Chengyan Yue, Charles R. Hall

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Abstract

Literature on the domestic trade of nursery crops is sparse. Based on national survey data collected in years 1999, 2004, and 2009, we used augmented gravity models to investigate the primary factors affecting the value of trade for both large and small nurseries. We found that the impact of distance on trade value was different between large nurseries and small nurseries; the impact of distance on national nursery trade has been decreasing over time; and the level of impact of distance on nursery trade differs across regions. Additionally, the value of nursery trade was affected by plant types the nurseries produced and other business characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1518-1522
Number of pages5
JournalHortScience
Volume46
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Business characteristics
  • Distance
  • Firm size
  • Gravity model

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