According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 the United States imported a net total of twenty-six terawatts of electricity, or 10.7% of the world’s total electricity imports. That was enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Italy ranks first, importing forty-four terawatts, or 18.2% of the world’s total. Just five countries–Italy, Brazil, United States, Finland, and Argentina–account for over half of all electricity imports in the world.
According to the World Bank, the United States has a surface area of 9,632,030 square kilometers, or 7.19% of the world’s total surface area. That is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Russia ranks first, with a surface area of 17,098,240 square kilometers, or 12.76% of the world total.
According to the Economist, seventeen of the twenty-three members of the 2010 U.S. World Cup team play for European clubs, which makes the United States tied for seventh with Ghana and Argentina in that category. Cameroon ranks first, with all twenty-three members of its team playing for European clubs.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2003 Americans consumed 41 kilograms of beef per capita, which made the United States rank third in that category. Argentina ranked first, at 54 kilograms per capita.
According to the USDA, in 2005 there were 29.29 million hectares planted with soybeans, or 31.6% of the world’s total soybean plantings, which was enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China, and India–acounted for more than 90% of the soybeans planted in the world.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States exported 156,789 tonnes of shelled peanuts–15% of the world’s total–which was enough to make it rank fourth in that category. China ranked first, with 234,362 tonnes of exports–21% of the world’s total. The other countries in the top five were India, Argentina, and the Netherlands. Together, these five countries accounted for 78% of total shelled peanut exports.