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The U.S. ranks 13th in pig exports

28 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States ranked thirteenth out of sixty-three countries in the export of pigs with 136,716 heads of pigs. Canada ranked first at 10,031,949 heads of pig exported.

Entry by Charles Dillon

The U.S. ranks 8th in expenditure on education

27 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD 10.0% of the government expenditure in the United States is spent on education, which makes the United States rank eighth out of twenty-eight ranked nations in that category. Mexico ranks first with 15.1%.

Entry by Katie Mibaum.

The U.S. ranks 4th in money spent per student on secondary education

26 February 2010 1 comment

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States spends $10,821 per student on secondary education, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, at $18,144.

Entry by Katie Mibaum

The U.S. ranks 19th in foreign students studying education

25 February 2010 1 comment

According to data compiled by the OECD in 2007, 3% of foreign college students in the United States are studying education, making the United States rank nineteenth out of twenty-seven OECD countries in that category. Turkey ranks first, with 9.5% of foreign students studying education.

Entry by Beth Gosier

The U.S. ranks 1st in banana imports

24 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States imported 4,003,801 tonnes of bananas, or 25% of the world total. That makes the United States rank first in that category.

Entry by Beth Gosier.

The U.S. ranks 5th in apple exports

23 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAO Stat, the United States exported 663,465 tonnes of apples in 2007. This was 7.8% of the world’s total apple exports and was enough for the United States to rank fifth in that category. Chile ranked first, exporting 1,549,269 tonnes of apples or 18.2% of the total world exports.

Entry by Sean Fishel.

The U.S. ranks 1st in radio stations

22 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has 13,769 radio stations, which makes the United States rank first in this category.

There are 50,839 total radio stations in the world.

Entry prepared by Sean Fishel.