American-Yugoslav trade relations of 1948–1954 in the context of the Soviet-Yugoslav conflict

Author(s):  K.L. Bobrysheva, Kursk State University, Kursk, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 45, № 4

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The article is devoted to the analysis of the development of trade and economic relations between the United States of America and Yugoslavia fr om the beginning of the Soviet-Yugoslav conflict to the normalization of relations between the Federal People`s Republic of Yugoslavia. The study considers the quantitative and qualitative composition, volumes and the conditions of Yugoslav exports and imports, as well as problems that arose in bilateral trade in this period. The authors notes the increase of trade turnover in consequence of the Soviet-Yugoslav conflict. The memoir contains the characteristic of Yugoslav export, wh ere non-ferrous metals were first in line, as well as imports, most of which were agricultural goods. The authors is coming to the conclusion that bilateral trade was unremunerative for Yugoslavia as import exceed export. The study reveals roots and solution of this problem: increasing exports and own production of some imported goods, reorientation part of ones to other countries.

Keywords:  Yugoslavia, FPRY, USA, Soviet-Yugoslavia conflict of 1948, American-Yugoslav trade relations.

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