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D - SS - Unit 6

Economy of Latin America - Land, Industries, Specialization & Unemployment Rate

What percentage of the land in Brazil is arable? 8.6% - (agricultural land: 32.9%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 23.5%; forest: 61.9%; other: 5.2% )
What are the major agricultural products in Brazil? coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, beef
What’s produced in Brazil’s factories? textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment
What percentage of Brazil's economy depends on its service industries? 69%
What are Brazil's service industries? areas such as insurance, banking, retail, and tourism
What are Brazil’s chief exports? transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, & automobiles
What sectors has Brazil specialized in? agriculture, mining, & manufacturing sectors
What percentage of people in Brazil do not have jobs? 13.1% of the workforce is unemployed
What percentage of people in Brazil live in poverty? 3.7% of the population
What percentage of the land in Cuba is arable? 33.8% - (agricultural land: 60.3%; arable land 33.8%; permanent crops 3.6%; permanent pasture 22.9%; forest: 27.3%; other: 12.4%)
What are the major agricultural products in Cuba? sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans, & livestock
What’s produced in Cuba’s factories? petroleum, nickel/cobalt, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, construction, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, & sugar
What are Cuba's chief exports? petroleum, nickel, medical products, sugar, tobacco, fish, citrus, & coffee
What percentage of people do not have jobs in Cuba? 3.8% of the workforce is unemployed (official); unofficial estimates are about double the official figure
What percentage of people live in poverty in Cuba? the government does not make this information available
What percentage of the land in Mexico is arable? 11.8%
What are the major agricultural products in Mexico? corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products
What’s produced in Mexico’s factories? food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables
What industry accounts for 16% of Mexico’s GDP? tourism industry
What are Mexico's chief exports? manufactured goods, electronics, vehicles and auto parts, oil and oil products, silver, plastics, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton
What is Mexico the world's leading producer of? silver
Who is Mexico's main export trading partner? US - 81%
What are Mexico's imports? metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, automobile parts for assembly and repair, aircraft, aircraft parts, plastics, natural gas and oil products
Who are Mexico's main import trading partners? US 46.6% - China 18% - Japan 4.6%
What percentage of people do not have jobs in Mexico? 3.6% of its workforce is unemployed
What percentage of people in Mexico are underemployed? may be as high as 25%
What percentage of people live in poverty in Mexico? 46.2% of its population
Created by: lprinke
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