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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1951

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.

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Foodstuffs

Food production constitutes a large part of the economic activities in most countries of the region, the exceptions being Japan (industrialized), Hong Kong and Singapore ( entrepôts) , and Malaya (specializing in raw material production). In all but the latter countries, agriculture is responsible for 40—65 per cent of the national income and over 80 per cent of the cultivated land is devoted to the production of food.

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