Comportamiento de los consumidores españoles y los factores determinantes de su disposición a pagar por el aceite de oliva ecológico

Translated title of the contribution: Spanish consumers’ behaviour and the determining factors of their willingness to pay for organic olive oil

A. Yangui*, J. M. Gil, M. Costa-Font

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    Abstract

    Like the rest of organic foods, the demand for organic olive oil has been growing at a slow pace and it is very emerging in Spain. In this situation, it is important to analyse the preferences, perceptions and consumers’ valuation towards organic extra virgin olive oil. A choice experiment is used to investigate Catalan consumers’ behaviour and to elicit their willingness to pay a premium for organic olive oil. A latent class model (LC) has been estimated and the results indicate that consumers perceive negatively the organic attribute due mainly to the lack of knowledge followed by the high price and lack of availability of the product. Also, the attribute most valued by Catalan consumers is the Catalan origin of the oliveoil, closely related to the attribute “protected designation of origin”. Finally, when the choice possibilities offered to consumers reflect truthfully the decision problem that they confront, the organic attribute loses relative importance face to local origin and origin certification.

    Translated title of the contributionSpanish consumers’ behaviour and the determining factors of their willingness to pay for organic olive oil
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)252-269
    Number of pages18
    JournalITEA Informacion Tecnica Economica Agraria
    Volume115
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPrint publication - Sep 2019

    Keywords

    • Catalonia
    • Choice experiment
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Organic
    • Protected designation of origin
    • Willingness to pay

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