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Table 2 Price instability coefficients (I) and gaps between successive market pairs in the Allada-Bohicon market cluster

From: Assessing the role of market integration in the consumption of traditional foods in Benin: a joint price instability coefficient and diet composition approach

Foods Primary market Avakpa: 1 Assembly market Sékou: 2 Consumer market Allada: 3 Regional market Bohicon: 4
Egusi in shells 5.25 3.39 (1.86) 3.49 (0.1) 0.86 (2.63)
Unshelled egusi 3.98 4.26 (0.28) 4.16 (0.1) 0.80 (3.36)
Palm oil 2.37 2.05 (0.32) 2.02 (0.03) 1.12 (0.9)
Groundnut in shells 2.18 2.18 (0.00) 2.15 (0.03)
Maize 1.57 1.49 (0.08) 1.4 (0.09) 0.66 (0.74)
Traditional foods 3.07 2.67 ( 0.40 ) 2.64 ( 0.03 ) 0.86 ( 1.78 )
Vegetal oil 1.83 1.87 (0.04) 1.97 (0.10) 1.74 (0.23)
Imported rice 0.2 0.3 (0.10) 0.64 (0.34) 0.64 (0.00)
Introduced foods 1.02 1.09 ( 0.07 ) 1.31 ( 0.22 ) 1.19 (0.12)
  1. Number of observations: 25 (monthly prices, July 2009–July 2011)
  2. Figures in parentheses are the absolute gaps between price instability coefficients (I) for successive markets. They are put in italics in order to differentiate them from the actual price instability coefficients. Values in bold are product type-wise averages