The historically important coal-mining industry Has declined dramatically in recent years



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The historically important coal-mining industry

Has declined dramatically in recent years

PRODUCTION OF OIL AND NATURAL GAS

BEGAN IN THE 70S IN THE NORTH SEA


NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS PRODUCE

ABOUT 20% OF THE COUNTRY’S ELECTRICITY


AGRICULTURE EMPLOYS LESS THAN 2% OF THE POPULATION

BUT PROVIDES ABOUT 60% OF THE COUNTRY’S NEEDS. IT IS THEREFORE VERY EFFICIENT.

FARMS ARE LOCATED MOSTLY

IN SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN AND SOUTH-WESTERN ENGLAND

CROP-FARMING IS MOST IMPORTANT

IN EASTERN ENGLAND


GLASSHOUSES ARE USED FOR CULTIVATING


TOMATOES, LETTUCES, PEPPERS, AND FLOWERS

THE BRITISH FISHING INDUSTRY USED TO BE ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD

BUT IT HAS DECLINED SINCE THE 60S

THE DECLINE OF THE TRADITIONAL COAL INDUSTRY IS DUE TO

COMPETITION FROM CHEAPER IMPORTED COAL AND OTHER FORMS OF ENERGY

FISHING IS STILL AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF INCOME

ALONG THE EAST COAST

OVER 50% OF THE FARMS ARE DEVOTED TO

DAIRY PRODUCTS OR BEEF CATTLE AND SHEEP

BRITISH ECONOMY - NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE

BRITISH ECONOMY - SERVICE INDUSTRIES




THE SECTOR THAT EMPLOYS MOST OF THE POPULATION IN GB


TERTIARY

ONE OF THE MAIN WORLD MARKETS FOR THE BUYING AND SELLING OF STOCKS

THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

MAIN FINANCIAL CENTRES


LONDON




EDINBURGH AND BRISTOL

ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES (EMPLOYING 2 MILLION PEOPLE)

TOURISM

IMPORTANT FINANCIAL SERVICES

BANKING AND INSURANCE


Mughetto Finzi ITC Pacinotti


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