According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 663,465 metric tonnes of apples, enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. Chile ranks first, exporting 1,549,269 tonnes.
According to FAO Stat, the United States exported 663,465 tonnes of apples in 2007. This was 7.8% of the world’s total apple exports and was enough for the United States to rank fifth in that category. Chile ranked first, exporting 1,549,269 tonnes of apples or 18.2% of the total world exports.
Entry by Sean Fishel.
According to the World Bank’s World Development Report, 2009, American women have a life expectancy at birth of 81 years, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fourth in that category with Chile, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom. Japan ranks first, with a female life expectancy of 86 years at birth.
According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 1,220,000 kilograms of iodine, or 4.6% of the world’s total, which is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Chile ranks first, producing 16,494,000 kilograms, or 61.8% of the world’s total.
According to data gathered between 1998 and 2006 by the periodic United Nations Survey of Crime Trends, the United States recorded a robbery rate of 145.87 per 100,000 people, which makes the United States rank twenty-first in that category. Chile ranks first, with a rate of 1303.97 per 100,000 people.
According to a report from evworld.com, the United States has 38,000 metric tonnes of proven, extractable lithium reserves, which makes it rank seventh in that category. Chile ranks first, with 3,000,000 metric tonnes of extractable lithium. Bolivia likely has an even greater volume of lithium, but the exact amount, and the feasability of extracting it, are still uncertain.