THE AMERICAS: Good Traders

Where in the world does the U.S. do the biggest share of its foreign trading? In the Latin American republics, says the Department of Commerce. In 1952 the 20 republics sold the U.S. coffee, minerals, sugar, oil and other products worth $3,410,000,000. They bought U.S. machinery, cars, wheat, chemicals and other products worth $3,477,000,000. The two figures, added together, easily topped either of the other major trading areas, Western Europe and Canada.*

Among the 20 republics, Mexico was the best customer, buying two-thirds of a billion dollars' worth of U.S. goods. Other big buyers: Brazil ($564 million), Cuba ($516 million), Venezuela...

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