Value Addition and Spatial Co-Integration Analysis of Shrimp in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh

Md. Imran Omar, Md. Farid Dewan, Mohammad Shamsul Hoq, Umme Aymon Janifa


A study was undertaken to examine the marketing system value chin analysis of shrimp in selected areas of Khulna district of Bangladesh during the month of May-June 2012. The objectives of the study were to estimate costs and margins, and to test market integration of shrimp. Primary and secondary data were used for this study. The higher marketing cost was incurred by aratdars and the lowest by retailer. On the other hand, retailers earned the highest net marketing margins. Analysis of market integration shows that Shrimp market in Bangladesh was well integrated. The findings of the study revealed that the marketing of Shrimp was a profitable business and some recommendations were provided for the improvement of Shrimp marketing in the country.

Keywords: Engle Granger Co-Integration, Value Chain, Market Integration, Marketing Cost and Margin.

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