Vol. 11 No. 1 (2022)
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The Role of Energy on the Price Volatility of Fruits and Vegetables: Evidence from Turkey

Harun Uçak
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University
Esin Yelgen
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University
Yakup Arı
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University

Published 2022-07-20


  • volatility spillover,
  • energy,
  • agricultural prices,
  • agricultural markets

How to Cite

Uçak, H., Yelgen, E., & Arı, Y. (2022). The Role of Energy on the Price Volatility of Fruits and Vegetables: Evidence from Turkey. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 11(1), 37–54. https://doi.org/10.36253/bae-10896


In agricultural economics, fluctuations in food prices and the factors affecting these fluctuations have always been an important research topic. From production to delivery to consumers, the supply chain of agricultural products has a dynamic structure with continuous changes. In this dynamic process, analyzing the intensive use of energy at each stage has gained more importance with its deepening effects in comparison to the past. This study will empirically explore the volatility spillovers between energy price index and fruit-vegetables price index in the period of 2007-2020 in Turkey using the Kanas and Diebold-Yilmaz approaches. According to the results obtained from the Kanas approach in the study, it has been observed that there is a statistically significant volatility spillover from the energy price index to the vegetable price index, whereas there is no statistically significant volatility spillover to the fruit price index. This finding was supported by the results obtained from the Diebold-Yilmaz approach showing that there is a volatility spillover of 13.52% to the vegetable price index and 0.86% to the fruit price index from the energy price index.


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