International Trade in the United States

International Trade in United States

The United States is the largest and most powerful economy in the world. Nevertheless, it was the first to suffer from the consequences of the financial crisis. The country experienced the words recession since the crisis of the 1930s, the economy shrinking by 2.6% in 2009. Thanks to the... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in the United States

Main Industry Sectors

The American agricultural sector is without a doubt, the biggest in the world. It is characterized by high productivity and by the use of modern technologies. The United States is one of the major producers of corn, soya, beef and cotton.  California alone produces more than 12% of the country's total agricultural production.  Nevertheless, agriculture only accounts for 1% of the American GNP.

The United States is a very industrialized country. The industrial sector contributes almost a quarter of the GDP and includes a large variety of activities. The most significant are the manufacturing of electric and electronic machinery, chemical products, industrial machinery, the food industry and automobile sectors. It is also the world leader in aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. The abandunce of natural resouces has turned the United States into a leader in the production of several minerals and allows it to maintain a diversified production. It  is thus the biggest world producer of liquid natural gas, aluminum, electricity and nuclear energy. It is the third oil producer in the world.

The American economy is essentially based on services. The tertiary sector

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