Archive for 22 May 2009

The U.S. ranks 2nd in synthetic fibers

22 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $733,433,000 worth of “synthetic fibres suitable for spinning,” or 10.37% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranks first, importing $1,382,770,000 worth, or 19.55% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in female life expectancy

22 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s World Development Report, 2009, American women have a life expectancy at birth of 81 years, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fourth in that category with Chile, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom. Japan ranks first, with a female life expectancy of 86 years at birth.

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