Indonesia dominates global palm oil production. Expected to produce 31 million metric tons in 2013, Indonesia is currently the largest producer and exporter of palm oil worldwide. Palm oil is a cheap and production efficient oil produced from the fruit of certain palms. With the growth of the palm oil industry, deforestation has become prevalent in Indonesia as a means to produce it. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, “The total area of oil palm plantations in Indonesia is currently around eight million hectare; a number which is twice as much as in the year 2000.” The palm oil industry is expected to expand for a number of reasons.
Publix Super Market Inc., a food and drug retailer is one of the fastest growing employee-owned grocery store chains in the United States. The privately held company began 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida by George W. Jenkins. Since the company’s start, Publix has continued to grow and as of 2013, it ranked 108 on the Fortune 500 list. Likewise, Publix had revenue of 27,706.8 million and profits of 1,552.3 million. Publix’s current stock price is $30.00 per share and the number of shares of common stock outstanding as of Feb. 5, 2013 was 773, 972,000 (Publix.com).
Banana Production 1. BANANAS: THE PRODUCTION CHAIN In 1996 world production of the most important fruits was around 400 million tons. Bananas compete with grapes for second place behind citrus, both accounting for 13-14% of total world fresh fruit production. Banana production has been increasing by around 3% per year over the last decade. Bananas are grown in all tropical regions and are one of the oldest known fruits.
Did you know that for ever person that lives in Florida, four more people visit the state every year? Tourism makes up eighty-one percent of Florida’s gross state product. Also, “no trip is complete without tasting a fresh-picked orange or a slice of Key lime pie” (Heinrichs 11). The excellent weather and awesome beaches in Florida are irresistible to tourists. Florida’s early history, geography, climate, wildlife, and economy will be explained thoroughly in this paper.
The annual income is $400 U.S. dollars. This does not include that most foods are produced by farmers and eaten or used by family instantly. The large port of Puerto Cortes is the prime spot of import and export. Bananas are the greatest export, but things such as coffee, lumber, cattle, sugar cane, seafood, and tobacco also impact economies. 62% of Honduras’s agriculture is in labor force which pro... ... middle of paper ... ...an increase in tree cover due to coffee’s growth.
Economics of Aquaculture United States Aquaculture is the fastest growing "agricultural" industry in the United States. In 1990, there were over 100 species cultured; eight species accounted for approximately 70% of total culture, with over 3400 aquaculture operations in the United States. This trend is driven by increased demand for fisheries product and reduced yield from traditional fisheries landings (National Research Council, 1982). Given the increased demand, there is a significant potential for job creation in an expanded aquacultural industry. The estimated U.S. Total Aquaculture Production (including freshwater) has more than doubled from 139,887 metric tons with a total value of over $260 million in 1983 to an estimated 313,518 metric tons with a total value of over $724 million in 1992.
Between the food, the memorabilia, the revenues for live sporting events, and the sponsorships the sports industry makes a ton of money. And between the money and the jobs the sports industry brings, it’s a great contributor to the economy. According to a recent A.T. Kearney study, today’s global sports industry is worth somewhere between $480 and $620 billion. In 2009, the worldwide sports events market (defined as all ticketing, media and marketing revenues for major sports) was worth $64 billion. The biggest contributor to that $64 billion is the American sports industry, which earns $32 billion.
The ticket price range at Disney World is ranged from one hundred to over eight hundred dollars. Shown on the Disney World website, the annual passes are eight hundred, and the daily tickets are one hundred dollars per ticket. The price of tickets are much more expensive for non-residents of Florida. Not to mention, purchasing a plane ticket to Florida can add more to the bill. The food prices at Florida are expensive too.
This is due to the large tourist influx which is expected and also the already large consumer base General Information about host country Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country in terms of land mass and population. The near 200 million people living in Brazil are heavily concentrated on the Atlantic coast. Brazil’s democratic constitution established in 1988 has brought around a period of economic reform. More responsible monetary policy has been introduced, successfully put an end to Brazil’s hyperinflation. Brazil weathered the 2009 global downturn better than many developed countries.
However, these increases give some impacts on economy and it is reported that in 2010, 52 million Chinese people travelled abroad” (Lixia, 2011). For another thing, tourism industry either can increase people's income and the rate of employment. “As David Cameron says in Barnett (2010), if the UK tourism industry can attract 0.5% more international tourists, this could generate 50,000 new jobs for local citizens”. “Thus, it is obvious that tourism directly increase the employment rate because those industries like accommodation, tour, travel operations and factories manufacturing can provide large numbers of employment opportunities for the local people” (Nworisara, 2011). These business operations invisibly generate large revenue to the government.