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# Of the countries that were the world's twenty largest

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Of the countries that were the world's twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

(a) Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
(b) Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
(c) With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
(d) Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.
(e) The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.
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14 Oct 2011, 00:06
Straight D!

The 'stability' of exports is directly challenged by D.
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14 Oct 2011, 09:44
I thought A,
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14 Oct 2011, 15:14
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D it is.

The conclusion overtly states that : 4 countries have had relatively stable trade share.

D attacks by giving evidence that the share being constant in 1953 and 1984 does not mean that the shares were constant within the time frame.

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31 May 2013, 23:35
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Of the countries that were the world's twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

(a) Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
(b) Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
(c) With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
(d) Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.
(e) The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.

+1 D.. It discusses about the instability of these four countries in the previous years.
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11 Dec 2013, 11:35
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A: Even though many country wish to increase their share but it can be possible that many those country are below in share than these countries. So A is incorrect
B:Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports. Out of scope.
C: With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other. Out of scope.
D: Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984. It cast doubt on stable export as the export varies in 1970 and 1984.So conclusion got weaken export trade stable over the years. So it is correct.
E:The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output. It does not weaken conclusion

+1 for me.cheers.
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08 Jan 2014, 08:23
My answer was C however i understand now that it is out of scope and D is the correct answer.\

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