Evaluation de «l’effet préférence» de la diaspora algérienne en France pour les produits de terroir
New Medit, Vol 13, n. 3, (September 2014), pp. 13-22
Jel classifications: F22, F31, D12, Q17
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate consumer preferences of the Algerian diaspora in France towards Algerian local products. Many research works show that Diaspora consumers affect exports from their country of origin. The methodology applied consisted in comparing the import and export elasticities determined by the gravity model to assess whether the preference effect is more or less high. We took into account a category of products (local products) not yet investigated by inter- national economic research. These products deserve much attention since they are becoming increasingly important in international trade. Indeed, they represent on average 31% of the total agricultural/agro-food products exported by Algeria. In this study we carried out a questionnaire-based survey focussing on consumers of Algerian Diaspora, to evaluate their preferences towards the products from their country of origin. Our results showed a clear preference effect of Diaspora consumers on local products.
local products, consumer behaviour, Algeria