Data Interpretation - Bar Charts

Study the following bar charts and answer the questions.

Foreign Trade (Imports and Exports) by countries for the year (1993 - 1994)


The ratio of the maximum exports to the minimum imports was closest to ?

A. 64
B. 69
C. 74
D. 79

Answer: Option B


The value of maximum exports = 6045.

The value of minimum imports = 87.

Therefore, the required ratio (6045/87) = 69.48 = 69 (approximately).


How many countries exhibited a trade surplus ?

A. 5
B. 4
C. 3
D. 6

Answer: Option B


Out of a total of 12 countries, 8 showed a deficit while 4 showed a surplus.


The total trade deficit/surplus for all the countries put together was ?

A. 11286 surplus
B. 11286 deficit
C. 10286 deficit
D. None of these

Answer: Option B


Sum of exports - Sum of imports = deficit(11286).


The highest trade deficit was shown by which country ?

A. C
B. G
C. H
D. L

Answer: Option D


Visually its clear that L has the highest trade deficit.


The ratio of Exports to Imports was highest for which country ?

A. A
B. I
C. J
D. K

Answer: Option B


I has a ratio of 4002/2744 = 1.45, which is the highest.