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The U.S. ranks 60th in the cost of fast food

27 March 2014 Leave a comment

According to the website Numbeo, the average cost of a MacDonald’s combo meal (or the equivalent at a different fast food chain) is $6.25, which makes the United States rank sixtieth in terms of the expense of fast food out of one hundred twenty-five countries ranked in that category. The most expensive country in which to purchase a combo meal is Norway, at $15.70. The least expensive country in which to purchase a combo meal is the Philippines, at $2.89.

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The U.S. ranks 16th in apricots

9 February 2013 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States produced 60,237 metric tonnes of apricots. That is enough to make the United States rank sixteenth out of sixty-nine countries ranked in that category. Turkey ranks first, producing 476,132 metric tonnes of apricots.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in beef exports

30 May 2012 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2010 the United States exported $1,876,306,000 worth of  “meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled,” or 10.4% of all the fresh or chilled beef exports in the world. That is enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Netherlands ranks first, exporting $2,172,798,000 (or 12.0%) of the world’s beef.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in tomatoes

10 January 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States produced 12,902,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes, or 11.7% of the world’s total tomato production. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranked first, producing 41,864,750 tonnes, or 37.9% of the world’s total tomatoes. Just five countries–China, the United States, India, Turkey, and Egypt–produce more than three-quarters of the world’s tomatoes.

The U.S. ranks 1st in maize oil production

22 September 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States produced 1,099,300 tonnes of maize oil, or 44.6% of the world’s total maize oil production. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in cheese

10 May 2011 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States produced 4,939,422 tonnes of cheese, or 25.5% of the world’s total cheese produced, enough for the United States to rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in cinnamon imports

6 May 2011 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2008 the United States imported 21,988 metric tonnes of cinnamon, 0r 19.7% of the world’s total cinnamon imports for that year. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.