UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Level and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level
MARK SCHEME for the May/June 2006 question paper
Maximum mark 40
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GCE A/AS LEVEL – May/June 2006
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(a) (i) Calculate the balance of trade in goods between Australia and Thailand in 2002.
Australian deficit (1) or Thai surplus (1) of A$.630m (1)
(ii) What differences were there in the types of goods traded between the two
Australia exports mainly minerals and farm products (1), Thailand exports mainly
manufactured or processed (1), credit comment on petro