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The U.S. ranks 2nd in lettuce and chicory exports

30 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 380,907 metric tonnes of lettuce and chicory, or 22.9% of the world’s total lettuce and chicory exports. That is enough to the make the United States rank second out of 125 countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting 531,394 tonnes, or 32.0% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 200th in agricultural workers as percent of workforce

28 June 2010 1 comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2004 agricultural workers accounted for 1.8% of all workers in the United States, which makes the United States rank two-hundredth out of two-hundred twenty eight ranked countries. Bhutan ranks first, at 93.6%.

The U.S. ranks 31st in quality of living

26 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to Mercer Consulting, the highest ranked city in the U.S. in terms of quality of living is Honolulu, with a quality of living score of 103.1, which makes the United States rank thirty-first in that category. Austria ranks first, with Vienna’s quality of living score of 108.6. (New York City is used as a base 100 for this score).

The U.S. ranks 2nd in eco-cities

24 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to Mercer Consulting, Honolulu has an eco-city score of 145.1 (New York City=100), which makes the United States rank second in the eco-city index. Canada ranks first, with Calgary having an eco-city score of 145.7.

The U.S. ranks 5th for embracing a free market economy

22 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2009 Pew Global Attitudes Project survey, 76% of Americans believe that people are better off living in a country with a free market economy, which makes the United States tied for fifth with South Korea, out of twenty-five countries surveyed in that category. Kenya ranks first, at 84%.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in fertilizer consumption

20 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2006 the United States consumed 25,278.6 thousand metric tonnes of fertilizer, or 14.9% of the world’s total fertilizer consumption, which makes the United States rank second in that category. China ranks first, consuming 55,925.6 thousand metric tonnes, or 32.9% of the world total. Just five countries–China, the United States, India, Brazil, and Indonesia–account for two-thirds of all fertilizer consumption.

The U.S. ranks 14th in soccer

18 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to FIFA, the United States has the fourteenth strongest soccer (football) team in the world. This ranking was established on 26 May 2010 and will be revisited on 14 July 2010. Here are the top twenty countries in the FIFA ranking:

  1. Brazil
  2. Spain
  3. Portugal
  4. Netherlands
  5. Italy
  6. Germany
  7. Argentina
  8. England
  9. France
  10. Croatia
  11. Russia
  12. Egypt
  13. Greece
  14. United States
  15. Serbia
  16. Uruguay
  17. Mexico
  18. Chile
  19. Cameroon
  20. Australia