Unequal distribution of production among countries

In 1977, per capita gross domestic product expressed in USA dollars was $550 for Africa, $770 for Asia (East and Southeast), $1,310 for Latin America, $2,100 for Asia (Middle East), $5,470 for Oceania, $5,750 for Europe, and $8,660 for North America.

Many of the commodities for which there is a rapid growth of world demand are commodities in the production of which developed countries enjoy climatic or resource advantages (such as some temperate zone foodstuffs: meat, fish, grains, cheese, wine), while most of the commodities produced solely in developing countries (notably tea, coffee, bananas, natural rubber, and hard fibres) have experienced comparatively slow rates of growth of demand.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST