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The U.S. ranks 1st in small arms imports

20 December 2012 9 comments

According to the Small Arms Survey, in 2008 the United States imported $1,220,000,000 worth of small arms and light weapons. That is enough to make the United States rank first out of fifty-nine countries ranked in that category.

“Small Arms Imports.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 3rd in electricity imports

2 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 the United States imported a net total of twenty-six terawatts of electricity, or 10.7% of the world’s total electricity imports. That was enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Italy ranks first, importing forty-four terawatts, or 18.2% of the world’s total. Just five countries–Italy, Brazil, United States, Finland, and Argentina–account for over half of all electricity imports in the world.

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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.

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 148th in gasoline pump prices

According to the World Bank, Americans in 2008 paid $ 0.56 per liter at the gas pumps making the United States rank one hundred and forty-eighth of one hundred and sixty-seven  countries ranked in that category. Eritrea ranked first, paying $2.53 per liter at the gas pumps.

Entry prepared by Dan Witkowski

The U.S. ranks 2nd in pig imports

3 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States imported $653,210,000 worth of pigs, or 20.96% of the total value of all pig imports that year. That was enough to make the United States rank second out of one hundred sixty-one countries ranked in that category. Germany ranked first, importing 944,047,000 worth of pigs, or 30.29% of the total value of all pig imports.

The U.S. ranks 4th in gut imports

4 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2009 the United States imported $162,647,000 worth of “guts, bladders, and stomachs of animals other than fish,” or 6.5% of the world’s imports of such materials. That is enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. Germany ranks first, importing $600,293,000 worth of guts, bladders, and stomachs, or 20.7% of the world total.