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Patterns of Economic Development

Manufacturing

The North American Arctic is not of major manufacturing importance, except for raw-material processing. Costs of labor and transportation are too high for general manufacturing. Russia, however, has several important industrial areas in the north. These include the Kola Peninsula, the Pechora River valley, the Yenisey River valley, and the Lena River valley near Yakutsk. Raw materials are processed in the Canadian Arctic, and Greenland and Iceland have a variety of small-scale manufacturing industries.

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