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The U.S. ranks 1st in explosives

28 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $494,477,000 worth of explosives and pyrotechnic products, or 24% of the world’s total. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category. The top five countries–the United States, Mexico, Germany, Canada, and Australia–accounted for 54% of the total explosives imports.

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The U.S. ranks 17th in opiate use

28 February 2009 1 comment

According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 2008, in any given year, 0.6 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 64 use opiates. This rate makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Georgia, Lithuania, Malta, and Nigeria. Iran ranks first, with 2.8% of Iranians between 15 and 64 using opiates.

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