Brazilian iron ore exports-one of the vital keys to the country's future economic growth-slumped alarmingly in 1979 due to competition from Liberia and Australia, domestic problems, and a downturn in world wide industrial activity. The article examines Brazils' efforts to help its ailing industry by negotiating trade agreements with importers in the Pacific Basin, in particular, China. Such agreements are part of Brazils' flag preference policy which, if copied by other nations, could mean the end of free shipping. The article goes on to discuss such topics as Brazils' dry bulk trade, its dependence on imported oil, its industrial and economic expansion, and its shipbuilding industry.

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    Lloyd's of London Press Limited

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    Colchester, Essex CO3 3LP,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00316217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM