According to the Wine Institute, 12.54% of the wine consumed in the world in 2010 was consumed in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom–accounted for just under half of all the wine consumed in the world in that year.
According to DHL, the United States has a “breadth of global connectedness” score of 46.82 (out of a possible score of 50), which makes the United States rank second out of one hundred forty countries ranked in that category. The United Kingdom ranks first, with a score of 49.37.
According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
According to Olympics.org, American men have won six Olympic gold medals in individual figure skating, or 26.1% of all Olympic gold medals in the history of that event, which makes the United States tied for first with Russia in that category. Just seven countries–the United States, Russia, Sweden, Austria, the United Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, and Germany–have won all the gold medals in that event.
According to the World Resources Institute, in 2007 there were twenty-two protected wetlands of international importance in the United States, which makes the United States rank twenty-third out of one-hundred-sixty-three ranked countries in that category. The United Kingdom (including several overseas territories) ranked first, with one-hundred-sixty-six protected wetlands of international importance.
There are 1702 such wetlands in the world.
According to the International Trade Centre, in 2007 the United States imported $69,002,000 worth of cider, mead, perry, and other, similar, fermented beverages, or 9.8% of the world total. That’s enough to make the United States rank third in that category. The United Kingdom ranks first, importing 24.9% of the world total.