Home           Contact us           FAQs           
     Journal Home     |     Aim & Scope    |    Author(s) Information      |     Editorial Board     |     MSP Download Statistics
2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 3)
Article Information:

Technical and Economic Efficiency of Palm Oil Marketing in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria

Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor
Corresponding Author:  Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor 

Key words:  Efficiency, marketing, Nigeria, palm oil, , ,
Vol. 5 , (3): 38-43
Submitted Accepted Published
Dec 08, 2010 May 18, 2011 September 20, 2013

This study examined the structural performance and productive efficiency of palm oil marketing in some selected States in Southern Nigeria. Eighty districts were selected in the Niger Delta Area and data were collected from 1000 palm oil sellers randomly selected in these towns. The tools of analysis were marketing margin, Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient to measure the structural performance while the productive efficiency was measured with the use of the production function analysis using the OLS multiple regression analysis to estimate the parameters of the production function equations. All these phenomena portend a high poor structural performance in the system. The productive efficiency measurement showed that palm oil marketing was in stage one of the production surface in the area and this implies inefficient allocation and utilization of resources. Therefore palm oil marketing in the study is though profitable was grossly inefficient from the view point of market structure and productive efficiency analysis.
Abstract PDF HTML
  Cite this Reference:
Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor, 2013. Technical and Economic Efficiency of Palm Oil Marketing in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Economic Theory, 5(3): 38-43.
    Advertise with us
ISSN (Online):  2042-485X
ISSN (Print):   2042-4841
Submit Manuscript
   Current Information
   Sales & Services
Home  |  Contact us  |  About us  |  Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2015. MAXWELL Scientific Publication Corp., All rights reserved