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Where to Build a Factory?






Country

Where is the country located?

What is the population?

What system of government? Is it stable?

Who is the current leader?

Where is the capital city?

Utilized economic system

Primary Imports and Exports

Rich or poor country?

GDP per capita?

Estimated Labor Force

Unemployment rate

Is unemployment a problem?

Literacy rate of citizens

Natural resources

Major industries

Connection between its natural resources and products?

What is the currency/its exchange with the U.S. dollar?

Are there adequate communication and transportation systems?

Would our company be satisfied with the communications system?

Cultural aspects to consider

Present relationship with the U.S.

United Kingdom

Europe -- between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea

60,609,153

Constitutional monarchy, yes.

Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Tony Blair.

London

Mixed

Exports: manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages,

tobacco

Imports: manufactured goods, machinery, fuels; foodstuffs

Rich

$30,300 (U.S. $41,800)

30.07 million

4.7%

No

99% literacy rate

coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin,

limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate,

arable land

machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad

equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts,

electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal,

petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles,

clothing, other consumer goods

Yes

British pound/ .55 per U.S. dollar

Yes

Yes (32.9 million have telephones 61.0 million have cell phones, and

37.8 million use the internet)

Most of the U.K. speaks English, and the predominant religion are that

of Christian denominations.

15.3% of the exports are from the U.S. (largest exporter) and 9.3% is

imported (their second largest importer).

Brazil

Eastern South America, bu the Atlantic ocean

188,078,227

Federative republic, yes

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brasilia

Market

Imports: machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical

products, oil

Exports: transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear,

coffee, autos

Rich

$8,400 (U.S. $41,800)

90.41 million

9.9%

No

86.4% literacy rate

bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin,

uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber

textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel,

aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment

Yes

real -- 2.43 reals/U.S. dollar

Yes, but there are more unpaved roads than paved.

Yes.
(42,382,200 have telephones, 65.605 million have cell phones, and 25.9

million have internet.)

Portuguese is the official language, English is spoken. Roman Catholic

and Protestant are the two predominant religions.

20.8% exports with U.S.
18.3% imports with U.S.

Armenia

Southwestern Asia; east of Turkey

2,976,372

Republic, no

Robert Kocharian

Yerevan

Traditional

Exports: diamonds, mineral products, foodstuffs, energy

Imports: natural gas, petroleum, tobacco products, foodstuffs,

diamonds

Poor

$4,500 (U.S. $41,800)

1.2 million

31.6%

Yes

98.6%

small deposits of gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, alumina

diamond-processing, metal-cutting machine tools, forging-pressing

machines, electric motors, tires, knitted wear, hosiery, shoes, silk

fabric, chemicals, trucks, instruments, microelectronics, jewelry

manufacturing, software development, food processing, brandy

No

dram -- 457.69 drams per U.S. dollar.

No.

No. (Only 582,500 telephones, 203,300 cell phones, 150,000 internet

uses, and 3 broadcasted T.V. stations).

Armenian Apostolic is the predominant religion, followed narrowly by

Christianity. Armenian is the spoken language.

Exports with U.S. only 8.1% (5th most)
Imports 7.6% from the U.S. (4th)
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