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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2009

Economic impacts of agriculture in Sweden: A disaggregated input-output approach

Lindberg, Gunnar; Hansson, Helena


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the economic impact and potential of agricultural sectors and commodities in Swedish agriculture. In so doing, we disaggregate the single agricultural account of the Swedish national input-output (IO) table as presented in the MAKE and USE format. An analysis of the disaggregated system reveals the heterogeneous nature of farm types as regards their production and shows their use of intermediate inputs. High multipliers generally accrue to livestock production and commodities, specifically poultry and eggs. This would indicate that livestock sectors have a greater potential to stimulate output, employment and income throughout the economy. The potential for incorporating IO results into the assessment of rural development is also discussed


Linkages; livestock production; MAKE matrix; multiplier effects; policy; sector analysis; USE matrix

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Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica, Section C - Food Economics
2009, Volume: 6, number: 2, pages: 119-133
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

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      Economics and Business
      Social Sciences
      Agricultural Science

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