The Soviet Union in International Grain Markets
The position of the USSR in the world grain economy has been quite unique during the last decade. On the one hand, Soviet purchases of foreign grain accounted for a very important share of world grain imports and reflected a significant dependence of the USSR on foreign grain supplies. On the other hand, the Soviet Union has been one of the major grain producers and has remained a significant grain exporter. Table 10.1 provides some indication as to the relative importance of the USSR in the world grain market and in grain production.
KeywordsErratic Pattern Commodity Market International Prex Production Argument Trade Yearbook
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