Table 1: Estimated expenditure elasticities for the whole sample and by income groups.

Commodity food groupsWhole sample  
1st quartile  
2nd quartile  
3rd quartile  
4th quartile  

Cereals0.8831.1001.0240.9540.797
Meat1.4381.1600.9231.2001.552
Fish0.9201.1291.0160.8760.814
Dairy0.8591.1501.3241.3420.847
Oil and fat0.9731.0601.1181.1330.922
Fruits and veg.0.9551.8701.0700.9800.790
Sugar1.1761.000.9800.9271.217
Beverage0.6910.8400.9320.9080.876
Others0.9330.7720.7350.7350.760

Source: own derivation from Engel share equations.