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The U.S. ranks 6th in military expenditures

10 November 2012 1 comment

According to the World Bank, military expenditures in the United States equal 4.7% of GDP, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixth with Jordan in that category. Saudi Arabia ranks first with military expenditures at 8.4% of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in oil production

4 November 2012 2 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2011 the United States produced an estimated 9,023,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bbl/day), or 10.6% of the world’s crude oil. That is enough to make the United States rank third out of one hundred two oil-producing nations. Saudi Arabia ranks first, producing 11,150,000 bbl/day, or 13.1% of the world’s total. The top ten oil producing countries account for 63.2% of all the oil produced in the world.

The U.S. ranks 20th in urban population

12 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 81% of Americans live in urban populations, which makes the United States tied for twentieth in that category with South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Singapore and Hong Kong are tied for first, at 100%.

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The U.S. ranks 8th in rice imports

16 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $260,863,000 worth of rice, enough to make it rank eighth in that category. Saudi Arabia ranked first, importing $580,585,000 worth of rice.

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The U.S. ranks 13th in growth in tourism

8 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Tourism Organization’s June 2008 World Tourism Barometer, the United States saw a 9.8% increase in foreign tourists from 2006 to 2007, making it rank thirteenth in that category. Saudi Arabia ranked first, with a foreign tourism increase of 33.8%.

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The U.S. ranks 111th in percent Islam

6 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to islamicweb.com, the United States ranks one-hundred-and-eleventh out of one hundred and thirty ranked countries in terms of the percentage of the population that is Muslim. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Western Sahara tied for first.

The U.S. ranks 10th in groundwater withdrawal

4 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has an annual per capita groundwater withdrawal rate of 429.4 cubic meters, which makes it rank tenth in that category. Saudi Arabia ranks first, with 869.9 cubic meters of annual per capita groundwater withdrawal.

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The U.S. ranks 13th in oil reserves

19 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks thirteenth in terms of proven oil reserves. Saudi Arabia ranks first.

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