Estimation of capital stock in agricultural sub-sectors and the process of capital formation in Iran’s development plans
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The lack of statistics has hampered attempts to estimate fixed capital for the agricultural sub-sectors of Iran. Giving a non anonymous agreement on the depreciation rate of capital in machineries and constructions, an indirect method of estimation is employed using capital consumption statistics in different sub-sectors of input-output tables. In this study, capital stock is estimated in agricultural sub-sectors of Iran using the perpetual inventory method. According to the results of this paper, the capital stock in 2006 is estimated to be 53374.9 billion rials in cropping and horticulture, 24334.6 billion rials in animal husbandry, 4982 billion rials in forestry and rangelands and 16374.2 billion rials in fishery sub-sectors at constant 1997 prices, respectively. The findings based on the five year development plans of the country revealed that over the third development plan, the total agricultural capital stock, both in machinery and equipment and constructions, experienced the highest growth while during the second development plan, the machinery and equipment capital stock experienced the lowest growth. Moreover, during the first development plan and over the eight year war, the construction capital stock experienced the lowest growth.
Productivity , Technological change , Translog function , Industry , Cement
Habibollah, Salami, Syabani, Zohreh & Sadr, Seyed Kazem. (2010). Estimation of capital stock in agricultural sub-sectors and the process of capital formation in Iran’s development plans. Journal of Economic Research, 10 (1), pp. 133-192.
Tarbiat Modarres University