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The U.S. ranks 56th in arable land

31 May 2009 2 comments

According to the World Bank, 19% of the land in the United States is arable, which makes the United States tied for fifty-sixth with Morocco in that category. Bangladesh ranks first, with 61.1% arable land.

arable land.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 1st in animal imports

31 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $2,121,688,000 worth of live animals (except fish), or 18.2% of the total live animal imports in the world. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Live Animal Imports.xlsx

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in renewable water

30 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has total actual renewable water resources totaling 3069 cubic kilometers, enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Brazil ranks first, with renewable water resources of 8233 cubic kilometers.

Renewable Water.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 2nd in apple production

30 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States produced 4,237,730 tonnes of apples, or 6.6% of the world’s total apple production. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranked first, producing 27,507,000 tonnes, or 42.8% of the world total.

Apple Production.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 12th in growth of hours worked

29 May 2009 5 comments

According to the OECD, between 2000 and 2005, there was an average annual decrease of 0.4 hours worked per full-time equivalent employee. This was in line with the OECD average, and was enough to make the United States tied for twelfth with Finland, France, and the United Kingdom. Austria and Denmark were tied for first, with an average annual increase of 0.3 hours worked.

Growth in Hours Worked.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 31st in highest female math scores

29 May 2009 2 comments

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.

The OECD average was 2.5%.
Highest Female Math Scores.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 40th in low maternal death risk

28 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to UNICEF, the lifetime maternal death risk in the United States is 1 in 4800, which makes the United States tied for fortieth with Belarus in that category. Ireland ranks first, with a lifetime maternal death risk rate of 1 in 47,600.

Maternal Death Risk.xlsx