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The U.S. ranks 1st in wine consumption

1 May 2013 2 comments

According to the Wine Institute, 12.54% of the wine consumed in the world in 2010 was consumed in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom–accounted for just under half of all the wine consumed in the world in that year.

Wine Consumption

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.

Preview of “Electicity Imports.xlsx”

U.S Ranks 8th in kiwi production

14 April 2011 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2008 the United States produced 20865 metric tonnes of kiwi fruit, or 1.55% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank eighth out of twenty-one countries. Italy ranks first, producing 473,955 metric tonnes of kiwi fruit, or 35.18% of the world total.

Prepared by Kiernan Playford.

The U.S. ranks 34th in Children’s Index

23 March 2011 4 comments

According to the Save the Children publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks thirty-fourth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Children’s Index”ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Italy
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Japan (tied with Iceland)
  8. Portugal
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Norway (tied with Luxembourg)

The U.S. ranks 46th in civil liberties

12 January 2011 7 comments

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2010, the United States has a civil liberties score of 8.53 out of a possible score of 10.00. This makes the United States tied for forty-sixth in democracy with Italy, South Africa, France, and Hungary. Several countries tied for first with a score of 10.00, including Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Uruguay. The United States has the lowest civil liberties of any fully democratic country.

The U.S. ranks 9th in fencing silver medals

8 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to Olympic.org, the United has won two silver medals in Olympic men’s team fencing since 1904, which makes the United States tied for ninth with China and Sweden in that category. Italy ranks first, with nineteen Olympic men’s team fencing silver medals.

The U.S. ranks 22nd in investment freedom

4 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has an “investment freedom” score of 75, which makes the United States tied for twenty-second in that category with several other countries, including Armenia, Austria, Canada, El Salvador, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Singapore, and Uruguay. Ireland and Luxembourg are tied for first, with a score of 95.