Dependence on external resources

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Resource import dependence
Dependence of countries on imports of primary commodities
Longterm external dependency

[Industrialized countries] Industrialized countries depend increasingly on the import of of resources from developing countries. Fuel imports represented 16% of consumption in 1959-60 but rose to 43% in 1980-81. Dependence on other mineral imports rose from 19% of consumption to 30% over the same period. Non-renewable resources, such as fuel and minerals, as well as manufactured goods, are now far more important in the flow of primary products from developing to industrialized countries.



Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
25.10.2017 – 20:31 CEST