According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, in 2006, 1.0% of female students in the United States scored at a Level 6 (669.30 points or higher) on the international mathematics assessment. That was enough to make the United States rank thirty-first out of forty-four OECD and partner nations. Taiwan ranked first, with 10.2% of female students scoring at a Level 6.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2007, the United States had a 4.7% increase in manufacturing output per hour, which was enough to make it rank fourth in that category. Taiwan and Korea tied for first, with a productivity increase of 8.7%.