The research on agricultural products logistics efficiency in China based on DEA-Malmquist model
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2014 18(12C) 1101-1106
School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
Nanchang 330013, Jiangxi province, P. R. China
Low efficiency has been the bottleneck that is hindering agricultural products logistics to play the role in improving economic and social development. But relevant research achievements are not many. This paper studies agricultural products logistics efficiency from 2008 to 2011 in China based on DEA and Malmquist index and finds that during later period of study, the total factor productivity of agricultural products logistics industry in the whole nation, east region, central region and west region was in a growing trend, mainly due to technological advance. During later period of study, technical efficiency of national agricultural products logistics was basically at a standstill. Among it, pure technical efficiency did not develop, but scale efficiency kept growing. From the perspective of regions, technical efficiency in east region showed downward trend and the development of pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency kept a standstill. In central region, technical efficiency and scale efficiency both fell, except that pure technical efficiency rebounded during the last period of study. The pure efficiency and scale efficiency in west region both developed, which accelerated the improvement of technical efficiency of this region from 2008 to 2011. Scale efficiency was the major influencing factor on the increase in logistics technical efficiency.