Accession Number : AD0251126

Title :   PORTS AND HINTERLANDS OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL STATE, BRAZIL

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL

Personal Author(s) : ROTHWELL, STUART C.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Recent changes in the trade of the ports and the movements of commodities between the ports and the interior were surveyed in Rio Grande Do Sol State in Brazil. The purpose was to define the port hinterlands and to determine the relationship between their development and some observable trends in port trade. Those features of hinterland development that have been most directly related to changes in port trade were pointed out. Changes in the composition of trade were associated with locational shifts in export production as the area of port influence was expanded and the structures of the commodity hinterlands were modified. Particular manifestations of changes in trade were localized at the individual ports. In large part, they reflected port locations with respect to the open sea and/or the interior transport and the diffp. (Research memo. no. 20) (Contract Nonr-185816) Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS: *Economics, Matrix algebra, Number theory. AD-2511

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *ECONOMICS, *HARBORS, *TRANSPORTATION, GEOGRAPHY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE