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The U.S. ranks 125th in GDP growth per capita

22 February 2013 1 comment

According to the World Bank, in 2011 the United States had GDP growth rate per capita of 1.0%, which is enough to make the United States tied for one hundred twenty-fifth in that category. It is tied with Algeria, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Congo. Macao ranks first, with a GDP growth rate of  18.1% per capita.

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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 14th in central government debt

21 October 2012 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, the central government debt of the United States was 76.8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of sixty countries ranked in that category. Japan ranks first, with a central government debt of 175.0% of that country’s GDP.

The U.S. ranks second in container port traffic

4 February 2012 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2009 the United States had 34,299,572 TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container port traffic, which made the United States rank second out of fifty-eight countries ranked in that category. China ranked first, with 105,976,701 TEUs.

The U.S. ranks 59th in women and girls

21 October 2011 2 comments

According to the World Bank, in 2010 the female population in the United States accounted for 50.7% of the total population, which made the United States tied for fifty-ninth in that category with Eritrea, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Benin, Mexico, Belize, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Latvia and Ukraine ranked first, with females accounting for 54.0% of their total populations.

The U.S. ranks 8th in researchers

28 April 2011 1 comment

According to the World Bank, in 2006 there were 4,663 researchers for every 1,000,000 people in the United States, enough to make the United States rank eighth in that category. Iceland ranked first, with 7,962 researchers per 1,000,000 people.

The U.S. ranks 83rd in agricultural land

13 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 44.9% of the total land area in the United States is agricultural land, which makes the United States rank eighty-third in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 89.4% of its land used as agricultural land.