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The U.S. ranks 6th in lowest mean age of women at the time of thier first child’s birth

31 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the United States mean age of women who are having their first child is 25.00 years old. That’s enough for the U.S. to rank sixth in that category. Mexico ranks first with a mean age of 21.30 years old.

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Mark Rice note: The U.S. does not rank 6th in the world; it ranks 6th among the OECD nations.

The U.S. ranks 1st in suppy of cocoa beans

30 March 2011 2 comments

According to FAOstat, the United States used about 796318.03 tonnes of cocoa beans, or 19.15% of the world’s cocoa beans. That’s enough for the U.S. to rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 15th in green bean production

29 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States produced 43,570 tonnes of green beans, or 1% of the world’s total green bean production.  This was enough to make the United States rank fifteenth in that category.  China ranks first, producing 2,616,748 tonnes, or 48% of the world total.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 1st in oil consumption

28 March 2011 7 comments

According to the CIA Worldfact Book, in 2009 the United States used about 18.69 million barrels of oil per day. That’s enough for the U.S. rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in hops

27 March 2011 1 comment

According to data from FAOstat in 2009, the United States produced 42,945 tonnes of hops, or 31.4% of the world’s total hop supply. That is enough for the United States to rank first in that category.

Prepared by Christopher P. Shand

The U.S. ranks 2nd in oranges

26 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to data from FAOstat in 2009, the United States produced 8,280,780 tonnes of oranges, or 16.37% of the world’s total orange supply. That is enough for the United States to rank second in that category. Brazil ranked first, producing 18,340,240 tonnes, or 36.25% of the world total.

Prepared by Christopher P. Shand

The U.S. ranks 3rd in tobacco

25 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to data from FAOstat in 2009, the United States produced 373,440 tonnes of tobacco, or 7.7% of the world’s tobacco supply. That is enough for the United States to rank third in that category. China ranked first, producing 3,001,725 tonnes, or 62.3% of the world total.

Prepared by Christopher P. Shand