By David Lea
An in-depth survey of the most important commodities of the area * Profiles each one commodity intimately * presents in-depth records 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, traditional 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 favorite, significant importers and exporters * Statistical information of modern degrees of construction at a world and person kingdom point * contemporary traits in costs with indexes of export costs * A listing of enterprises all for commodities.
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