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The U.S. ranks 28th in honey

30 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2005 the United States had a honey supply of 4.85 kcal per person per day, which was enough to make the United States rank twenty-eighth out of one hundred and seventy countries ranked in that category. Central African Republic ranked first with 27.45 kcal per person per day.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in lead mining

28 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 423,000 tonnes of lead from lead mining, or 10.6% of the world’s total lead mine production, which makes the United States rank third in that category. China ranks first, with 1,546,000 tonnes, or 38.7% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 10th in lithium production

26 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 1500 tonnes of lithium, which was enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Australia ranked first at 239,528 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in coniferous forests

24 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 1992-1993 and reported by the World Resources Institute, there are 1,179,040 square kilometers of needle-leaf coniferous forests in the United States, or 24.3% of the world’s total needle-leaf coniferous forest areas. That is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Canada ranks first, with 1,468,180 square kilometers, or 30.2%.

Just five countries–Canada, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Finland–account for 88.3% of all the needle-leaf coniferous forests in the world.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in raisin exports

22 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the USDA, in 2009-2010, the United States exported 150,000 metric tons of raisins, or 21.6% of the world’s total raisin exports, which is enough to make the United States rank second out of twenty ranked countries in that category. Turkey ranks first, exporting 250,000 metric tons, or 36.0% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 11th in cancer deaths (female)

20 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009, 144.1 out of every 100,000 American women died of cancer, which makes the United States rank eleventh out of twenty-seven OECD nations ranked in that category. Hungary ranks first with a cancer death rate of 187.4 out of every 100,000 Hungarian woman.

The U.S. ranks 4th in women’s 400m gold medals

18 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to olympic.org, the United States has won one Olympic gold medal in the women’s 400m run, or 8.3% of all gold medals awarded in that event. That makes the United States tied for fourth with Great Britain, the Bahamas, Poland, and the Soviet Union. France ranks first, winning three gold medals, or 25.0% of all gold medals awarded in that event.