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Machines Imports

Map No. 88

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Machines are imported (net) to 90% of the territories in the world. The Middle Eastern territories of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates generate the highest per person US$ value of net imports. Imports to these two territories are the only per person net imports that exceed US$1000 a year.

The category of machines is so broad that items with many different uses are included, ranging from food production to firearms and ammunition. The biggest component of this category is non-electrical machinery parts. These may be imported then constructed in the receiving territory - or may be imported for repairs.

"It was not until some time after its arrival that mechanisation destroyed the need for handloom weavers and left them jobless ..." The Science Museum, 2004

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net imports of machines (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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