natural resource

Definition

Anything that is provided by nature, such as deposits of minerals, quality of land, old-growth forests, fish populations, etc. The availability of particular natural resources is an important determinant ofcomparative advantage and trade in products that depend on them. Natural resources are primary factors of production.

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You should always try and make sure you can get your hands on enough of any natural resource you may need.

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It was a natural resource and we could not use it all up because it was the only one we had and we needed it.

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Water is often considered our most valuable natural resource and is likely to be the cause of many wars, conflicts and problems in the future.

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