Hedonic price estimation for the Turkish bread wheat characteristics

Karaman S., Cetin B., OĞUZLAR A., YAĞDI K.

QUALITY & QUANTITY, no.6, pp.895-902, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11135-008-9165-z
  • Journal Name: QUALITY & QUANTITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.895-902
  • Keywords: Quality attributes, Bread wheat, Hedonic price, Commodity exchange
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This research has been made to assess the effects of the characteristics of bread wheat quality on the prices in the Turkish bread wheat market. A hedonic price model was used to analyze factors affecting the variability in bread wheat prices. Results indicate that prices received by bread wheat producers reflect the presence of basic quality characteristics of bread wheat. According to the research consequences, the hectoliter and sedimentation are the major factors that have the greatest effect and influence on Turkish bread wheat market in respect to the quality aspects. The study shows that the five regions in Turkey, which have been chosen as the research area and are important in bread wheat production, have differences in terms of bread wheat quality characteristics.