Thursday, October 1, 2015

Land Resources in Mexico

Mexico has a vast amount of mountains and naturally fertile land. The most fertile growing areas are in central Plateau and the southern states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. The most common crops grown in these areas are corn and beans.

Mexico exports cocoa beans, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, tropical fruits, tomatoes, cotton and tobacco. The country also exports animals such as cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. However, oil is the main export.  The petroleum industry in Mexico is the sixth largest in the world. 

“Mexico currently pumps about 3.46 million barrels of crude oil each day,” Pam Roshio writes. Click Here  to read more.

Mexico is the largest producer of silver in the world.  Silver is mined in Zacatecas and the southern coastal state Guerrero. Silver is used in jewelry, manufacturing electronics, medical supplies, batteries, and solar energy. Such high quality of silver in Mexico has resulted in a booming artisan industry. Other materials produced in Mexico are gold, copper and iron.

There are approximately 5,798 miles of coast in Mexico. In 2007, the total catch of fish and shrimp was l.02 million tons.  39% of Mexico’s land, however, is made up of forests and woodland. The forests are used for providing timber, ecological and wildfire reserves, and ingredients for pharmaceuticals.

Mexico's land resources consist mainly of agriculture and mining, however, Mexico's agricultural imports are slightly larger than their exports. On the other hand, mining and fuel exports are fairly larger than their imports. The country is also a big contender in the petroleum industry and the production of silver. As most know, Mexico is a mass producer of corn and beans. Mexico is also considered an earthy place due to the fact that almost 40% of its land consists of forests and woodland. This free market economy would not have been able to become the 15th largest economy in the world without all these vital factors.

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Group Mexico: Shayla, Meghan, Sarah

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