348 Primary Exports 2002

Definition

This map shows which territories were the main exporters of primary goods by value, in 2002. Exports are measured here in Purchasing Power Parity US dollars. The PPP value takes into account for the costs of goods and services in the territory, and so the value of the income from exports to the local community. In 2002 the value of primary exports worldwide was US$ 3293 billion.

Primary exports are raw materials, such as crude oil that has just been extracted, metal ores that have just been mined, and unprocessed agricultural products (fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat). Secondary exports are manufactured and processed goods.

Data sources

See technical notes for Worldmapper map 347, “Primary Exports 1990”.

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The quotation used to accompany this map is sourced from an interview with Raúl Gatica, an indigenous Mexican activist from the region of Oaxaca . This interview was published in the New Internationalist, issue 352, December 2002. The quotation was cut, ‘GM’ was spelt out as ‘Genetically Modified’ and ‘US’ as ‘ United States ’. The quotation, as found in the source, reads: “our ancient varieties are being destroyed by GM corn coming in from the US , cheaper than we can produce. But it doesn’t taste as nice. They’re creating dependency on foods we don’t grow. That endangers our own farming.” This was sourced from the webpage below in January 2007:

http://newint.org/columns/makingwaves/2002/12/01/raul-gatica/

Excel sheets

Below is an explanation of each of the columns in the excel file:

Column A = Unique numerical territory (see 001).

Column B = Region and territory names (see 001).

Column C = Region code (see 001).

Column D = The ISO 3 code, or ISO ALPHA-3 (see 001).

Column E = Primary exports in billions of PPP US$ in 2002. These data are calculated from the source data. Where data are missing, the value of primary exports is estimated by multiplying the regional average percentage of merchandise export income that is made from primary exports (Column F), by the export income (Column G) in 2002 in billions of US dollars.

Column F = Primary exports as a percentage of merchandise export income in 2002. Taken from Column H. Where data are missing the regional average is assumed.

Column G = Total export income from goods and services in 2002 in billions of PPP US dollars . Calculated from the source data. Where data are missing, this is calculated from the territory’s Gross Domestic Product and the regional average ratio of export income to Gross Domestic Product.

Column H = Primary exports as a percentage of all merchandise exports (or Gross Domestic Product) in 2002. This is taken from the source data. Where data were missing ‘..’ is shown.

Column I = Income from Primary Exports in PPP US$ per person per year, 2002. Where data were missing ‘..’ is shown.

Column J = Population 2002, in millions. Taken from Worldmapper data set 2, Total Population.