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  One of the bases for spatial interaction identified by E.L. Ullman (1956); it covers both (a) the transport costs, which reflect the characteristics of the transport system and the commodity being moved, and (b) the ability of the commodity to bear those costs. Precious metals have high transferability, for example, because they are easy to handle and transport costs are small (per unit weight) relative to their total value; plate glass has low transferability because it is difficult to handle and has relatively low value. (AMH)

Reference Ullman, E.L. 1956: The role of transportation and the bases for interaction. In W.L. Thomas, ed., Man\'s role in changing the face of the Earth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 862-80.



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