Textile Manufacturers' Market Valuation of Cotton Fiber Attributes

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1997-07

Authors

Fletcher, Stanley M.
Ethridge, Don E.
Chen, Changping

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Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Abstract

This study provides an analysis of the price~quality relationships of U.S. cotton using primary data collected from textile manufacturers, the end users of fiber. Hedonic prices of fiber attributes are estimated for three production regions-West. South Central. and South-over the 1992-95 study period. Results indicate that cotton price is determined by quality attributes and nonquality factors in the end-use market. There are similarities and differences in valuation of fiber attributes based on region of origin of the cotton.

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Chen, C., D.E. Ethridge, and S.M. Fletcher. "Textile Manufacturers' Market Valuation of Cotton Fiber Attributes." Journal ofAgricultural and Applied Economics, 29 (No. 1, July 1997): 185-195.