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Competition in the Swedish coffee market, 1978–2002

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Title: Competition in the Swedish coffee market, 1978–2002
Authors: Durevall, Dick
Issue Date: 2007
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Department of Economics
Journal Title: International Journal of Industrial Organization
ISSN: 0167-7187
Volume: 25
Issue: 4
Start Page: 721
End Page: 739
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Coffee market
Market power
Abstract: Are multinationals exploiting their market power in national coffee markets by keeping consumer prices too high and thereby limiting demand for imports of coffee beans? The purpose of this study is to address this issue by testing if there is market power in the Swedish market for roasted coffee. The market structure is typical of many consumer markets for coffee, with four very large roasting companies, two of which are multinationals, plus many small ones. To analyze the degree of market power... more
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