América Latina en la historia económica
On-line version ISSN 2007-3496
BERMUDEZ BRINEZ, Nilda and RODRIGUEZ ARRIETA, Marisol. Dinámica de la economía agroexportadora de Zulia con la explotación petrolera en Venezuela (1914-1935). Am. Lat. Hist. Econ [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp. 131-156. ISSN 2007-3496.
The article pretends to approach the historical process of the Maracaibo's agricultural exporting circuit during the first decades of XX century and its strengthening generated by the incorporation of the petroleum exploitation that stirred the Zulia's trade debilitated in the last stage of the nineties. During this conjuncture, the new mining activity acted as a revitalizing and of integration element of the lacustrine mercantile center due to the increase of the business of creoles and foreigners who managed to reactivate the trade of import on having invested the capitals in goods and services with local, regional and international demand. In the investigation it was used the historical method that allowed the identification of the factors that intervened in the process of rearrangement that was given in the circuit across the information that the diverse analyzed sources contributed.
Keywords : Agricultural exporting circuit; petroleum industry; Zulia; XIX-XX centuries.