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Primary resource depletion is particularly dominant in developing countries because their economies are only in developing stages and their infrastructure (buildings, roads, etc.) is not as complete as in developed countries. Primary resources include all things that are naturally present in a country’s natural environment (trees, animals, minerals, etc.). These resources are often the primary sources of income for local communities, thus those resources become depleted with time. Developed nations also cause resources to become depleted because they are seeking those natural resource to create manufactured goods. Developed nations may also avoid using their natural resources and opt for purchasing resources from a developing country for a cheap price. Overall, primary resource dependency in developing nations is actually detrimental to long term economic development.
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