The Soviet Impact on International Trade in Asbestos
The central part of this chapter is concerned with the patterns of Soviet trade in asbestos and their impact on market structure, market power and price formation. Very little reliable data concerning Soviet production, consumption and trade of asbestos are available. Due to the lack of Soviet foreign trade statistics on asbestos the data from importing countries have been used. Moreover, much of the information presented below has been obtained from industry experts who answered our questionnaires.
KeywordsRelative Price Commodity Market Apparent Consumption Fibre Chrysotile Weighted Average Price
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