A study of the characteristics of food import dependence of the countries
The causes of import dependence in different countries are studied in the article. It is shown that food import dependence is in one degree or another inherent in many countries, including the developed ones, which are food products exporters at the same time. It is revealed that the import dependence of countries with high and low GDP per capita, the value added level in agriculture and the availability of land resources differ significantly. Based on the results obtained, it is concluded that countries with a high level of GDP per capita, a high added value level in agriculture and high availability of agricultural land resources are import-dependent, as a rule, for certain groups of food products. Countries with low GDP per capita, a low value-added level in agriculture and low availability of agricultural land resources import all or many of the staples.