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The U.S. ranks 15th in growth of tourist receipts

22 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Tourism Organization’s June 2008 issue of World Tourism Barometer, the United States saw an increase of 12.8% in foreign tourist receipts between 2006 and 2007, making the U.S. rank fifteenth in that category. The Philippines ranked first, with an increase of 40.8% in tourist receipts.


The U.S. ranks 4th in shelled peanut exports

22 February 2009 1 comment

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.