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The U.S. ranks 7th in natural gas exports

29 April 2013 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2011 the United States exported an estimated 42,670,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, or 3.7% of the world’s total natural gas exports. That is enough to make the United States rank seventh out of forty-nine natural gas exporting countries. Russia ranks first, exporting 200,100,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, or 17.4% of the world’s total.Natural Gas Exports

The U.S. ranks 26th in net migration

4 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2012 the United States had a net migration rate of 3.62, which is enough to make the United States rank twenty-sixth out of two hundred twenty-one countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranks first, with a net migration rate of 40.62. According to the Factbook, “net migration” measures “the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons.”

Net Migration

The U.S. ranks 3rd in oil production

4 November 2012 2 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2011 the United States produced an estimated 9,023,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bbl/day), or 10.6% of the world’s crude oil. That is enough to make the United States rank third out of one hundred two oil-producing nations. Saudi Arabia ranks first, producing 11,150,000 bbl/day, or 13.1% of the world’s total. The top ten oil producing countries account for 63.2% of all the oil produced in the world.

The U.S. ranks 39th in income inequality

7 September 2011 7 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has family income distribution Gini Index score of 45.0, which makes the United States rank thirty-ninth out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7. Previously, the United States ranked forty-third in this category.

The higher the Gini Index score, the greater the degree of income inequality. Sweden has the lowest score, at 23.0.

The U.S. ranks 47th in infant survival

8 May 2011 3 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2011 it is estimated that 6.06 infants die per 1,000 lives births in the United States, which makes the United States tied for forty-seventh with the Faroe Islands in that category. Monaco ranks first, with 1.79 deaths per 1,000 live births.

The U.S. ranks 36th in public debt

2 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the latest data available from CIA World Factbook, the United States has a public debt of 58.9% of the total GDP.  This is enough to make the United States rank thirty-sixth in that category.  Zimbabwe ranks first with a public debt of 241.6% of their total GDP.

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.

<entry prepared by Jamie Lehr>

The U.S. ranks 4th in Navigable Waterways

2 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World factbook the United States ranks fourth in navigable waterways with 41,009 kilometers.  China ranks first with 110,00 kilometers.

Prepared by L. Wenthe

The U.S. ranks 1st in airports

27 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the most recent data available from CIA World Factbook, the U.S. has 15,079 airports, or 34. 3% of the world’s total airports.  That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 24th in military expenditures

24 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2005 the United States spent 4.1% of their GPD on military expenditures, enough to make the United States rank twenty-fourth out of the 174 countries that were ranked in that category. Oman ranks first, spending 11.4% of their GPD on military expenditures.

Entry prepared by Jamie Lehr

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