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Mercantile and Business Imports

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Mercantile and business services include a vast range of activities alongside merchanting, such as communications, opinion polling, accountancy, waste treatment, management consultancy, public relations, and government service in consulates and military units.

Most territories have more net imports of such services, than net exports. Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan and Indonesia import (US$ net) the highest values of mercantile and business services.

The Middle East imports the highest net regional value of mercantile and business services. Per person living in the Middle East US$76 of mercantile and business services is imported (net) per year.

"In 1928, when the stock of Turkish Oil was redistributed, still at the centre of negotiations, Gulbenkian was again awarded his usual percentage and became known as 'Mr. Five Percent'. " Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2002

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net imports of mercantile and business services (in US$) that are received there. Net imports are imports minus exports. When exports are larger than imports the territory is not shown.


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