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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

The U.S. ranks 3rd in wine

9 March 2011 3 comments

According to FAOstat, in 2008 the United States imported 831,788 tonnes of wine, or 10.22% of the world’s total wine supply. That is enough for the United States to rank third in that category. Germany ranked first, importing 1,366,340 tonnes, or 16.79%  of the world total.

Prepared by Christopher P. Shand

The U.S. ranks 1st in recovered paper

22 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to data from FAOstat in 2008, the United States recovered 46,835,875 tonnes of paper to later be recycled. That is enough for the United States to rank first in that category.

Prepared by Christopher P. Shand