By David Lea
An in-depth survey of the key commodities of the area * Profiles every one commodity intimately * offers in-depth facts on construction * contains a useful listing Contents: * Introductory essays * Covers all significant agricultural and mineral items together with aluminium, coal, cotton, nickel, petroleum, bananas, rice, rubber, tea, espresso, tobacco, wheat, normal fuel, soybeans, zinc, lead and phosphates * every one commodity is profiled intimately with details on actual visual appeal, heritage, makes use of, significant markets, traits trendy, significant importers and exporters * Statistical information of modern degrees of construction at a world and person kingdom point * contemporary tendencies in costs with indexes of export costs * A listing of businesses keen on commodities.
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The high tariff rates have effectively INTRODUCTION 29 excluded agricultural exports from developing countries. Consequently, the expected impetus to agricultural growth in developing countries has not been apparent. Further, the tariff rates in the industrialized countries tend to escalate as a commodity moves up the ladder in the processing chain. Thus, often a processed agricultural product (for example, chocolate) will attract a higher tariff than the raw materials (cocoa, in this example).
The USA produces a very small amount of bauxite for domestic use. In 2000 Brazil was the world’s third-largest producer of bauxite (after Australia and Guinea). The country possesses extensive bauxite reserves in Minas Gerais state and in the Amazon region, where deposits of some 4,600m. tons have been identified. The country’s huge Albrás aluminium plant, which began operations in early 1986, achieved its installed production capacity of 150,000 tons per year in October. The plant was largely financed by Japan (which takes a share of its output).
Agricultural and Mineral Commodities Year Book by David Lea