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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 4th in cherry consumption

4 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the USDA, in 2009-2010 Americans consumed 205,750 metric tonnes of fresh cherries (sweet and sour), which makes the United States rank fourth out of fifteen ranked economies in that category. The EU-27 nations ranked first, consuming 410,510 metric tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 5th in exports of lemons and limes

12 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAO Stat, the United States exported 147,311 tonnes of lemons and limes in 2007. This was 3.8% of the world’s total lemon and lime exports and was enough for the United States to rank fifth out of 142 countries in this category. Mexico ranked first, exporting 462,868 tonnes of lemons and limes, or 11.7% of the world’s total exports.

Entry prepared by Sean Fishel.

The U.S. ranks 1st in cranberries

30 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as of 2007, the United States is responsible for 79.1% of the world’s cranberry production, which is enough to make it rank first in the world in that category. The next closest was Canada, with 17.7%.

Entry prepared by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 1st in grapefruit

29 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2005 the United States had a grapefruit supply of 567,101.33 tonnes, or 13.4% of the world’s total grapefruit supply. This was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.


Entry prepared by Charles Dillon.

The U.S. ranks 13th in pineapple exports

12 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States exported $16,470,000 worth of pineapple, or 1.2% of the world’s total. That was enough to make the United States rank thirteenth in that category. Costa Rica ranked first, exporting $440,264,000 worth of pineapple, or 31.7% of the world’s total.

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The U.S. ranks 25th in apples

24 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Americans consume 21 kilograms per capita of apples each year, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fifth with Iceland and Australia. Austria ranks first, consuming 54 kilograms per capita per year.

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