POPULATION FLOW, SPATIAL DEPENDENCE AND DAIRY CONSUMPTION-ANALYSYS BASED ON CHINA’S PROVINCIAL
Based on the perspective of population mobility, this study analyzes changes in the pattern of dairy product consumption in China and the impact of population movement on dairy consumption since 2000. The study explores market factors such as per capita disposable income and market prices, and explains the relationship between population movements and dairy consumption needs and regional consumption changes. The results of the study show that variations in market size have been brought about by population movement leading to a positive impact on the regional patterns of consumption and the elasticity of regional consumption demand for dairy products. From the perspective of regional distribution, the elasticity of consumption demand for dairy products is calculated by size. On this assumption, this study suggests policy recommendations in favor of promoting the development of the dairy industry and revitalization of the national industry.