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Unit 6

6.4 Distribution of Natural Resources

1 min readoctober 19, 2021


Karla Jauregui Sandoval

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Global Distribution

The global distribution of the world's natural resources is not equal and mostly depends on a region's geological history. A region's geological history can give an insight of what types of natural resources were able to develop there. Let's look at a few examples. 
  1. Canada, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and Australia are examples of companies that are rich in natural resources such as oil reserves, natural gas, coal, or timber. This means that they have a negative reliance on energy dependency from other countries as they price their own energy. 
  2. Saudi Arabia's geological history of bodies of water allowed for the oxygen to decay to organic material to the bottom floor. The compression over time allowed for the formation of oil. 
The countries that are more dependent on imported natural resources are the European Union, United States, China, and India.
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