The Economic Importance of the Asia-Pacific Region to the United States
PACIFIC COMMAND CAMP H M SMITH HI RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS DIV
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This report is a survey and compilation of data from various sources. Its intent is to present a central source of economic data for the USCINCPAC staff. Asian nations are important U.S. trade partners. Their economic health directly affects our foreign policy and military planning. In this paper, we use gross national product GNP and foreign trade to measure relative economic strength. We compare the Asia-Pacific Economic Region APER with the European Economic Community EEC as well as countries within these regions. Data on the U.S. and USSR are also presented for comparison. We offer some insight on foreign investments in the U.S. and the converse. Fuel supply flow in the Pacific and Indian Oceans is summarized.
- Government and Political Science