According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 the total hourly compensation costs in American manufacturing was $35.53 per hour, which makes the United States rank sixteenth out of thirty-four countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first, with a compensation cost of $64.15 per hour.
According to the British Geological Survey, in 2007 the United States produced 36,100,000 tonnes of pig iron, or 3.6% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. China ranks first, producing 469,449,300 tonnes, or 46.7% of the world total.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007 the United States ranked seventeenth out of thirty four countries in terms of hourly wages for production workers in the manufacturing sector. Norway ranked first.
According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $2,084,898,000 worth of “railway vehicles (excluding hovertrains),” or 13.1% of the world’s total. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Germany ranked first, exporting $3,336,098,000, or 20.9% of the world’s total.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2007, the United States had a 4.7% increase in manufacturing output per hour, which was enough to make it rank fourth in that category. Taiwan and Korea tied for first, with a productivity increase of 8.7%.
According to OICA, the United States manufactures 35% of the world’s commercial vehicles, and ranks first in that category.
According to the World Steel Association, in 2008 the United States produced 91.5 million metric tonnes of steel, a decline of 6.8% from 2007. In both years, the United States ranked third in that category. China ranked first, producing 502 million metric tonnes of steel in 2008, up 2.6% from the previous year. Globally, there was a decline of 1.2% in total steel production from 2007 to 2008.