Monday, January 31, 2011

Q11. Task 1 - Graph (Solved) (Line graph)



Solution:
The polyline graph depicts the wheat exports for Australia, Canada and the European community from the years 1985-1990. The data is calibrated in millions of tonnes.

From an overall perspective, quite a different pattern is observed between 1985 and 1990. Exports from Australia declined over the five-year period, while the Canadian market fluctuated considerably, and the European Community showed an increase.

In 1985, Australia exported about 15 millions of tonnes of wheat and the following year the number increased by one million tonnes to 16 million. After that, however, there was a gradual decline until 1989 and 1990 when it stabilised at about 11 million tonnes.

Over the same period, the amount of Canadian exports varied greatly. It started at 19 million tonnes in 1985, reached a peak in 1988 of 24 million, dropped dramatically in 1989 to 14 million tonnes and then climbed back to 19 million in 1990.

17 million tonnes were exported from the European Community in 1985, but this decreased to 14 million tonnes in 1986 and then rose to 15 million in 1987 and 1988 before increasing once more to 20 million in 1990.

Overall, it is observed that in 1985, Canada's wheat export was the highest while in 1990, the European community's wheat export was at the peak.

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