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The U.S. ranks 14th in road transport energy use

30 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, 32.3 of all energy consumption in the United States goes toward road transport, which makes the United States rank fourteenth in that category. Yemen ranks first, at 59.6 percent.

Road Transport Energy Use.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 2nd in egg exports

28 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $228,321,000 worth of eggs, egg yolks, and egg albumen, which accounted for 10.7% of all such exports in the world. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. The Netherlands ranked first, exporting $516,194,000 of egg products, or 24.1% of the world total.

Egg exports.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 21st in egg imports

26 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $22,653,000 worth of eggs, egg yolks, and egg albumen. That was enough to make the United States rank twenty-first in that category. Germany ranked first, importing $454,248,000 worth of these egg products.

egg imports.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 151st in child mortality

24 July 2009 4 comments

According to UNICEF, the United States has an under-5 mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-and-fifty-first in that category with Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, and the United Arab Emirates. Sierra Leone ranks first, with an under-5 mortality rate of 262 per 1,000 live births.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in beef consumption

22 July 2009 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2003 Americans consumed 41 kilograms of beef per capita, which made the United States rank third in that category. Argentina ranked first, at 54 kilograms per capita.

Beef Consumption.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 41st in female tobacco use

20 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, 21.5% of American women over the age of fifteen use tobacco, which makes the United States rank forty-first in that category. Nauru ranks first, with 52.4% of women using tobacco.

Female Tobacco use.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 6th in copper smelting

18 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States smelted 501,000 tonnes of copper, which made it rank sixth in that category. China ranked first, smelting 1,850,000 tonnes.

Copper Smetling.xlsx