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Sun, Haiwei, 2010. Competitive strategies for Chinese mushroom export to the Japanese market. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



China is a major country for mushroom production and its export targets the Asian and Japanese markets in particular. The Japanese vegetable import amounted to $ 2.21 billion and mushrooms were the leading imports, comprising 14 to 18 percent of the total value of Japanese vegetable imports (Dyck & Ito, 2001, p64). The high consumption attracts exporters around the world. More than 10 kinds of imported mushrooms can be found, besides the domestic and the Chinese. In the Japanese market by the year 2000, Chinese mushrooms had a great price advantage. The low price strategy adopted by the Chinese mushroom exporters was able to win market access and approval by the Japanase consumers. After the year 2006, Japan began to increase its trade protectionism which led to a decrease in the price advantage of many exports in its domestic market.

In this study, Porter‘s Five-Forces is used as the theoretical basis and SWOT1 as the analytical method to explore the competitive factors of the Chinese mushroom in the Japanese market. The conclusions for necessary competitive strategies will be identified by analyzing the questionnaires collected from experts.

The conclusions are:
If the Chinese mushroom exporters want to maintain and further develop their products in the Japanese market, they will have to maintain certain competitive advantages of their product, they must seek for better product quality by upgrading their production technologies.

Main title:Competitive strategies for Chinese mushroom export to the Japanese market
Authors:Sun, Haiwei
Supervisor:Hakelius, Karin
Examiner:Mark-Herbert, Cecilia
Series:Thesis / SLU, Department of Economics
Volume/Sequential designation:630
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM002 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Chinese mushroom, Japanese market, competitive advantage, strategy, competitive
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 13:39
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:16

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